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WITH WHOLESOME NUTRIENTS that your family needs.

Key Nutrients Found in
Horizon Products

Calcium

Smile! Strong bones and teeth—we all need calcium. And did you know it’s an especially vital nutrient for children?

  • In addition to using calcium to build bones, kids’ bodies require calcium to help maintain proper muscle, blood vessel and nerve cell function.1
  • Studies suggest that consuming adequate calcium early in life—when peak bone mass is being developed—may help support bone health throughout life.2
  • 80% of girls and 75% of boys ages 4–18 don’t get enough calcium.3
  • Some Horizon dairy and snack products are a good source of calcium. Horizon mac and cheese is a good source of calcium as prepared.
Protein

Providing get-up-and-go and helping us grow are just two of protein’s many benefits.

  • Protein is essential for optimal growth in children.
  • Milk is the number 1 source of protein for kids ages 2–18.4
  • The dairy protein in Horizon products is a complete protein, providing all of the essential amino acids.
Whole Grains

Whole grains are here! It’s easy to swap your kitchen staples for more nutritious options.

  • The USDA recommends that at least half of your grains should be whole—look for whole wheat
    bread, brown rice and wheat pasta.5
  • Horizon snack crackers and snack grahams have 8g of whole grains per serving.
Vitamin D

Milk is one of the few dietary sources of vitamin D — a critical nutrient that helps our bodies absorb calcium.

 

  • In 2008, The American Academy of Pediatrics doubled its recommended daily intake of vitamin D from 200 IU to 400 IU for all infants, children and adolescents.6
  • Nearly half of all kids’ diets do not meet recommended amounts of Vitamin D.3
  • One cup of Horizon organic milk is an excellent source (100 IU) of Vitamin D.

 

Vitamin B12 and Riboflavin (B2)

B vitamins help our bodies convert food into energy for cell growth and division.

  • Horizon organic milk is an excellent source of Riboflavin and a good source of B12.
  • Flavored milk also contains these nutrients and is a nutritious option for kids.

 

Potassium

Pulse check! Potassium helps maintain healthy blood pressure and proper fluid balance.

  • Potassium has been recognized as a nutrient of concern by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.7
  • According to a recent study, people ages 2 years and older only consumed 56% of the recommended intake of potassium.8
  • Horizon organic milk is a good source of potassium.

 

3 EASY WAYS TO MAKE SMART CHOICES
References: 
  1. Committee to Review Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin D and Calcium, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2010.
  2. Mitchell, PJ, Cooper, C, Dawson-Hughes B, Gordon, CM, Rizzoli R. Life-course approach to nutrition. Osteoporosis International. 26(12): 2723-42, 2015.
  3. Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. Part D. Section 2: Nutrient adequacy. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion Web site. http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/DGAs2010-DGACReport.htm. Accessed August 22, 2010.
  4. Keast DR, Fulgoni VL, Nicklas TA, O’Neil CE. Food Sources of Energy and Nutrients among Children in the United States: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003–2006. Nutrients. 2013; 5(1):283 – 01.
  5. USDA MyPlate, http://choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/grains.html. Accessed 9/2013.
  6. Wagner CL, Greer FR and the Section on Breastfeeding and the Committee on Nutrition. Prevention of Rickets and Vitamin D Deficiency in Infants, Children, and Adolescents. Pediatrics. 2008;122:1142–1152.
  7. USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 7th Edition, 2010.
  8. Hoy MK, Goldman JD. Potassium Intake of the U.S. Population: What We Eat Inc America, NHANES 2009–2010. Food Surveys Research Group Dietary Data Brief No. 10. September 2012. Available at: http://ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=19476.
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