October 17th, 2011

Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board’s claims of dairy benefits to children questioned

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In Wisconsin — the nation's top cheese producer, with more dairy cows per square mile than any other state — it's hard to miss the message that milk does a body good. Especially if you're a child…But Jennifer Nelson, director of clinical dietetics at the Mayo Clinic, said offering children too many sugary foods can foster long-term preferences for sweets. "My preference is taking the longer view of establishing dietary patterns," she said. "Maybe we have chocolate milk Wednesdays, but why do we need chocolate milk every day?"

Post Crescent (Wis.), Amy Karon, 10/17/11

Additional coverage: Green Bay Press Gazette, La Crosse Tribune

Tags: Nutrition

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