OHSAA: Low-fat milk recognized as valuable source of nutrients
August 24, 2011By E. Shawn Aylsworth of Ohio Preps Authority
COLUMBUS – A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides an important reminder to parents and pediatricians about recommended beverage consumption for children, noting that children should consume nutrient-rich, low-fat or fat-free milk with meals.
The report, “Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks for Children and Adolescents: Are They Appropriate?” that was published in June, examines how sports and energy drinks are being misused and provides guidance to eliminate consumption of energy drinks and to decrease or eliminate consumption of sports drinks by children and adolescents.
AAP recommends parents use water to re-hydrate and low-fat or fat-free milk to meet nutrient needs. AAP also notes that low-fat milk, which is a good source of protein, is a good option for use as a protein-recovery drink following prolonged vigorous exercise.
For the full report from PEDIATRICS, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, click here.