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Switching to 1% Milk
Many families drink whole milk out of habit. But bad habits can be broken.
One-percent milk is readily available at grocery stores, and is a healthier alternative for just about everyone in the family. Until age one, babies should drink mother’s milk or formula. One-year-olds should drink whole milk. But for children two and older and everyone else in the family, one percent milk is the better choice. One-percent milk has more calcium and Vitamin A than whole milk, the same amount of Vitamin D and less fat.
The fat that is naturally in milk is the unhealthful, saturated kind. You don't need that in your diet.
Here are some ways to adjust to a healthier, lower-fat milk habit.
Start using one-percent milk in café con leche, licuados, arroz con leche or other recipes. Then try it in cereal and work up to a glass of one-percent milk with the evening meal. It tastes good, it’s better for you, and has 30 fewer calories per cup.