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Dairy Australia’s new flavoured milk resource

20 / 07 / 18

Flavoured milk has attracted controversy because it contains added sugar. Dairy Australia have developed a new resource for health professionals on flavoured milk that gathers the evidence:

  • Plain and flavoured milk are core foods.
  • Flavoured milk consumption is associated with decreased consumption of discretionary foods
  • Flavoured milk consumption is a significant predictor of adequate dairy food consumption during adolescence – a key time for both bone and muscle development.
  • The entire food matrix matters more than single nutrients, like sucrose (or indeed saturated fat)
  • Flavoured milk is low GI (Glycemic Index)
  • Consuming flavoured milk improves dietary quality
  • Flavoured milk can be included as part of a healthy diet, without adverse effects on weight.
  • Flavoured milk contains teeth friendly nutrients and components
  • Flavoured milk is a healthy and effective sports recovery drink

You can request a copy of the evidence summary on flavoured milk from

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