Family Time: Which Milk Is Best For Your Kids?

November 6, 2013 Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 10:28 AM EDT

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November 6, 2013 Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 10:28 AM EDT


With all the milk choices out there, which is best for your kids? Is it whole, 1%, 2%, skim or chocolate?
Dietitians say the biggest difference among milk choices is the fat content.

"So, you have whole milk all the way down to skim milk, and all it is is a reduction in fat. And so, really, we know that fat is the saturated fat which can help clog our arteries," says Laura Jeffers, a registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic.

Experts say what kind of milk you choose depends on the needs of your child. They say younger children need more fat for nerve and brain development.

If you're considering something like soy or almond milk for your child, experts
recommend talking to your pediatrician first to rule out allergies.

Watch the video for more information on the best milk choice for your kids.