Got milk? It turns out that low-fat versions may not be the answer to helping kids maintain a healthy weight.
Long a staple of childhood nutrition, milk is a good source of calcium and vitamin D, which can help to build bone, and experts believed that lower-fat versions could help children to avoid the extra calories that came with the fat in whole milk.
Because whole milk has more calories from fat than skim, 1% fat or 2% fat versions, the thinking was that the lighter varieties would help youngsters avoid weight gain and curb the growing problem of overweight and obesity in childhood.
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