Milk and Dairy for Kids
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Milk and Dairy products are a really crucial part of your healthy balanced diet. Eating and drinking dairy products like milk, cheese, yoghurts will provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals as well as protein and energy. Healthy bones and teeth need lots of calcium and this is found in abundance in dairy products.
Some dairy products like cheese, ice cream and butter contain a reasonable amount of fat so obviously just eat these in smaller amounts. But this is all part of a healthy balanced diet.
Some dairy products are shown below , assuming they are made from animals' milk (eggs are not dairy) :
- Creme Fraiche
- Ice Cream
- Infant Formula
- Powdered Milk
- Soured Cream
It is recommended that you drink a minimum of 2 to 3 cups per day of milk to stay healthy. Full fat milk is recommended kids under 5 years of age (approximately, this age varies in different countries) because it has the maximum amount of nutrients but after that switch gradually to lower fat milk (e.g. down to 2% milk for a few years and then later down to 1%). There is no need for you to have skimmed, very low fat milk because this has the least amount of nutrients. Leave that to the adults!
If you have any milk allergies or are lactose intolerant you'll get lots of advice from your parents or guardians and your school. In this case you would need to be very strict on what dairy products you had. Fortunately, most kids who have issues when they are very young are lucky enough that their bodies become more able to cope with dairy but if you are one of the few that still struggles then there's lots of advice out there.
In this activity, print out the worksheet to guide Sir Milkford in his quest to deliver some beautiful dairy products (cheese, chocolate milk and....Read More
In this game, the aim is to smash the mouse on the head with a chicken leg inside the cheese! You need to be quick! Be warned, as you progress up the levels the....Read More
Play this amazingly fun but educational game with videos and quizzes. Collect all of the hidden cows' tokens by answering the questions correctly. For example, find out fascinating facts about how much water cows drink, facts about lactose....Read More
Watch this informative animated presentation to see how milk gets from the cow to your refrigerator! There is overview style information on milking, farm storage, transporting, testing and storage, pasteurisation, homogenisation, storage,....Read More
Try this quiz about healthy bones which is split up into three difficulty levels ('easy', 'harder' and 'hardest'). Questions are asked about the recommended amount of portions (serves) of dairy which is the major building....Read More
Help the cat find the milk in this fiendish little adventure quest. Solve the puzzles on each screen to progress. Use the mouse to click on items which you....Read More
Can you throw milk, cheese and yoghurt to Sam Smoothie as he cycles precariously past you. Watch out or it will splat on the floor! You can change the game speed....Read More
In this activity, click on any number to get a quiz question to progress. Type your answer....Read More
In this activity, you need to use the blender and add the various ingredients. Milk is the primary ingredient but there's also bananas, ice cream and peanut butter plus others too! Then print out the recipe....Read More
In this Quiz game there are two levels : 'easy' and 'tricky'. The aim is to answer the questions by clicking on the possible answers in the grid. Carry on until you have crossed off all the words. Some of the words are 'condensed', 'silage', 'calves',....Read More
Learn about a cow's 4 stomachs and how a cow's body makes milk. Fascinating! The rumen, reticulum, omasum and the abomasum are pointed out. The average amount of milk cows make daily is highlighted. I....Read More