Milk: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

Milk offers nutrients and benefits to help you achieve your wellness goals. Get a glassful of information on milk and all its benefits.

Milk Delivers a Nutritious Punch!

Creamy, cool milk is a nutrient-rich—and tasty—choice that is important to a nutritious and balanced diet. Milk provides 13 essential nutrients in each serving including: protein, calcium, phosphorus, vitamins A and D and four B vitamins—B12, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and niacin. That’s quite a glassful!

The variety of types of milk products available in the dairy case or even on the shelf means you can rely on milk’s versatility to delight your palate day after day. From whole milk and low-fat or fat-free options to evaporated and condensed milk. Don’t forget to try lactose-free milk. (And, of course, there’s always that all-time favorite: chocolate milk.)

Milk is enjoyed all over the world not only for its taste and nutrition, but for its economic value. Penny for penny, it’s hard to match the nutritional return milk provides for American families.

There are countless ways to add milk’s nutritious benefits to your diet. Check out our recipes and see for yourself!