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Chocolate Milk and Health

In addition to helping athletes recharge after a workout, chocolate milk may help improve the overall quality of children’s and adolescents’ diets. Flavoured milk can also benefit Canadians who fail to meet the recommended daily servings of Milk and Alternatives recommended by Canada’s Food Guide.

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  • Chocolate Milk Consumption in Canada

    Of the total added sugar intake in a person’s diet, it is estimated that chocolate milk and other flavoured milks contribute less than 2%—or less than 1 g—of added sugar per person per day.

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  • What is the Impact of Removing Chocolate Milk from Schools?

    Increasing childhood obesity rates have made food intake at school a focal point for policy makers, school administrators, parents, and the media. Flavoured milks are being limited or even eliminated from some schools in Canada and the U.S. … with unintended consequences that could critically hinder optimal nutrient intakes.

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  • Chocolate Milk and Dental Health

    Current evidence indicates that, when consumed in moderation, flavoured milk – including chocolate milk – has a low cariogenic potential.

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  • Chocolate Milk and Post Exercise Recovery

    Although there is no scientific basis for the commonly held belief that adults require eight to 10 glasses of water daily, liquids do need to be consumed before, during and after physical activity to support adequate hydration and replace fluid and electrolytes lost through perspiration....

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