October 19, 2020
With Halloween only a few days away, now is a great time to figure out what you will be passing out to the witches, goblins and ghosts in your neighborhood. Thankfully, chocolate milk is a sweet, healthy treat in disguise! Plus, it has been dubbed the Official Beverage of Halloween.
One 8-ounce serving of low-fat chocolate milk provides 300 milligrams of calcium -- or 30% of a child’s daily calcium requirements. Additionally, this delicious treat offers up several other essential nutrients, including:
Vitamin B 12
Studies have shown that kids who drink flavored milk tend to drink fewer sweetened soft drinks and fruit drinks, which are the No. 1 source of calories and added sugars in a child's diet, according to the Nutrition Insight.
Handing out small pints of milk is a great way to add a little variety to Halloween baskets. Whether you give out white, chocolate or even orange-creamsicle flavors, kids are sure to enjoy this refreshing beverage!