FAQ #2

What types of milk are recommended for children? 

Milk is a good source of vitamin D and calcium. Milk helps children build strong bones. Children need 500 mL (2 cups) of milk every day.

  • Only offer breastmilk or 3.25% milk or appropriate infant formula to children 1 to 2 years of age.
  • Once children turn 2 years of age, 2%, 1%, or skim milk or fortified soy beverages may be offered.
  • Offer small amounts of water in an open cup around 6 months of age.

For more information, visit the Healthy Eating Starts Here website.
Offer Healthy Drinks tip sheet

Healthy Drinks, Healthy Kids handout (page 1)

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