There’s No Power Like Mom Power! Moms have tremendous influence on the lives of their children, including what they eat and drink. Use the tips below to help kids and other family members consume fat-free and low-fat milk and yogurt (1% fat or less) as part of most meals and snacks.
One Mom's Story
Making the switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk
My little girl is growing up so fast! She just had her second birthday. Last week, her doctor told me I should change her milk to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk. He said that now that she is two, the saturated fat in whole milk is no longer recommended, and that saturated fat increases the risk of heart disease. He explained that fat-free and low-fat milk have the same vitamins and minerals as whole milk – just without the fat. It's also the same milk she will get at school when she is older. Since everyone in my family is two or older now, I'm buying 1% milk for the whole family. I’ll try fat-free milk as soon as we get used to drinking low-fat milk. I like knowing that fat-free and low-fat milk can help keep our hearts healthy. It also feels good to know I’m helping my daughter learn a healthy habit.