What growing children really need in milk

The nutritional needs of children vary as they grow up. As such, mothers must know the important nutrients that they should look for in their kids’ milk to ensure that they will grow healthy and strong.

For nutritionist Aleli Gana-Magtibay, MS RND, milk must contain nutrients that kids need for body growth, strong body defense, and cognitive development.

“Mothers should first and foremost know which nutrients their children really need for their developing minds and bodies,” Gana-Magtibay says.

Milk is an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals. It contains highly absorbable calcium which helps build and maintain bones and teeth.

Calcium absorption is highest in kids, reaching up to 60 percent. This essential mineral is considered the main building block of the structure of the bones because it makes the skeleton thick, strong, and dense.

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