Parents and kids today are always on the go. Between trips to school, work and scheduled activities, there seems to be less and less time to prepare nutritious snacks. But a busy lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to compromise good nutrition. Parents can promote healthy snacking habits by serving products that are lower in fat and high in nutrition — like NESTLÉ® NESQUIK® Ready-to-Drink, now made with 2 percent milk.
NESTLÉ NESQUIK Ready-to-Drink is now lower in fat, but still provides 40 percent of the Recommended Daily Value of calcium per 8 fluid-ounce serving. That’s great news because, according to the USDA, more than 50 percent of kids don’t get enough daily calcium, an important building block for strong bones. However, a recent study from the University of Vermont* found that children who drink flavored milk have higher levels of calcium intake in their overall diet than those who consumed more soft drinks or fruit drinks.
Calcium isn’t the only reason NESTLÉ NESQUIK Ready-to-Drink is a great-tasting alternative to less nutritious beverages such as soft drinks and those "fruit drinks" that contain less than 10 percent fruit juice. The 2 percent milk in NESTLÉ NESQUIK Ready-to-Drink includes protein to help maintain strong muscles; vitamin A to help promote healthy vision; and vitamin D, which is important for healthy bones and teeth. And with nine flavors and convenient sizes, NESTLÉ NESQUIK Ready-to-Drink is the perfect choice for kids, teens and young adults on the move.
So whether you’re running out the door, packing a lunch box, or serving an after-school snack, NESTLÉ NESQUIK Ready-to-Drink is a smart, on-the-go solution for your family's busy lifestyle. Serve it alongside healthy alternatives such as granola, raisins, carrots or celery sticks and you’ll treat the ones you love to convenient, nutritious snacks that promote positive eating habits.
* For the complete article from the University of Vermont read, "Milk of any Ilk Good for Kids" available at: