Among the many nutrients found in dairy products, calcium and vitamin D stand out. Calcium helps build and maintain stronger teeth and bones, but needs vitamin D to absorb it from the stomach.
To maintain strong bones throughout life, children need calcium to build bone mass. More than 90% of bone density develops before the age of 20, and half of that development occurs from the ages of 11-15.
Consuming three servings of dairy products each day helps kids meet nutritional recommendations that will help them grow into healthy adults.