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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
  • Only 25 % of boys and 15% of girls 9-13 years of age get the recommended daily amount of  calcium.3
  • Many Horizon dairy products are a good source of calcium.
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.
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.5
  • 45% of boys and 65% of girls aged 14 to 18  don’t get enough vitamin D in their diets.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 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.6
  • The diet of most people 2 years and older fails to meet the recommended intake of potassium7
  • Horizon organic milk is a good source of potassium.
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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. Bailey, R.L., Kevin W. Dodd K.W., et al.  Estimation of Total Usual Calcium and Vitamin D Intakes in the United States.  Nutr. 2010 Apr; 140(4): 817–822.
  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. 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.
  6. USDA 2015 Dietary Guidelines 8th edition. Chapter 2. Underconsumed Nutrients and Nutrients of Public Health Concern. https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/chapter-2/a-closer-....
  7. 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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