Does your kiddo drink milk?

Growing up, my siblings and I all had a glass of milk with our meals, making it easy to get the necessary Calcium, protein, fat, and Vitamin D we needed for growth and bone health.

Calcium is the nutrient that most people associated with milk.  Milk is also fortified with Vitamin D. Both Calcium & Vitamin D are necessary for bone health.

Whole milk also has the fat that kiddos need for brain development—plus it’s creamy and delicious!

If dairy products are part of your family’s diet, aim for 3-4 servings/day.

Toddlers and young kiddos should not drink more than 2-3 cups (16-24 oz.) of milk each day as it will fill up their tummies leaving little room for other foods.

Snack Idea: Ants on a Log


  • Celery sticks
  • Peanut butter or other nut butter, hummus (any flavor), cream cheese or pub cheese
  • Raisins, golden raisins, currants, craisins, whole nuts (almond/cashew/sunflower seeds/peanuts)


  1. Wash and dry the celery sticks (logs), cut them into 3-4 inch pieces, and spread nut butter/hummus/cream cheese/pub cheese in the “valley” of the celery stick.
  2. Top with “ants” of choice!



Does your kiddo drink milk?

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