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The “Milk is Essential for Calcium” Myth

The dairy industry has spent mountains of money to convince us that "milk does a body good." Their main selling point: milk gives your body the calcium it needs. The message the dairy industry has sent is that no other food quite compares to the unique ability of cow milk to give humans this essential nutrient. The “Humans Need Cow Milk” Deception Any internet search for “Calcium” will reflect just how entrenched this myth is as almost all articles begin with describing dairy products as the main source of calcium. It is…

7 Ways Schools Confuse Basic Nutrition for Students

For starters, I'm not pointing fingers at any school, teacher, or administration. Rather I seek to expose the hidden corruption in school nutrition that teachers and administration are themselves, either embarrassed of, frustrated with, or ignorant of depending on their own education on the subject. Teachers and schools are beholden to a larger authority if they would like to receive money to support school lunch. They must follow and promote strict food guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For many years…

Is Milk a Healthy Food?

Milk is that one food that school tells our children should be consumed with every meal. In United States schools students don't even have a choice. Want to eat?  Get a milk. Even if they don't want milk, schools will force children to take a milk and throw it out because that's the rules handed down by the USDA. When my children were in preschool and kindergarten I volunteered in the kitchen at their school and so got a behind the scenes look at the rules and pressure school kitchen staff face. If menus don't follow the…

How the Dairy Industry Disguises Advertising as School Nutrition Education

If you are a regular person, you want to know what foods to eat to stay healthy. If you are a dairy farmer, ice-cream maker, or butter seller, you want to sell more product. As a salesperson you must create a demand, or sense of need, for the product you are selling. If you are the dairy industry, how better to sell milk than by selling it as an essential part of the human diet? But while you might take the word of a dairy farmer or company with a grain of salt, the United States government is a trusted source for many,…