When to switch to low fat milk is a little more confusing for many parents though.
Latest DevelopmentsIn a 2008 report on "Lipid Screening and Cardiovascular Health in Childhood," the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a recommendation that reduced-fat milk might be appropriate for some children between the ages of 12 months and 2 years of age if they are already overweight, or if they have family members who are overweight or have high cholesterol, etc.
BackgroundMilk is good for kids and teens.
In fact, depending on their age, most kids should drink between 2 and 4 glasses of milk each day, especially if they aren't eating or drinking any other calcium rich foods, such as yogurt, cheese, or calcium fortified orange juice.
The only problem is that whole milk has a lot of fat in it, especially as compared to low-fat milk and nonfat milk, which the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children drink once they are two-years-old. This extra fat is especially concerning considering the childhood obesity epidemic we are currently trying to deal with.