Dairy, Day 2: Got Milk? – 6/9

Today we’re learning about why milk is such an important part of our diets. It helps us grow strong and healthy bones. Let’s take a look at the nutrition that is packed into your glass of milk! 

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One 8 oz glass of milk is full of protein, vitamin D, calcium, potassium, and riboflavin. Watch this short video to learn why milk is a pretty big deal and a nutrient powerhouse for kids

Milk is very important to all of us. Farmers work really hard to make sure their cows are healthy and continue to make us mooo-rvelous milk! Today’s read aloud tells the story of one farmer who works hard to help his bovine Martha become the first cowsternaut on the moon: No Moon, No Milk!  

Have empty jugs of milk lying around after learning about why milk is so good for you? Recycle them by turning them into a fun summer activity when you make this milk jug ball catcher.  

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Got milk? I hope so! Milk contains 15 essential nutrients that keep us happy and healthy. Check out this video to learn about the miracle of milk!  

We’ve seen how dairy farmers take great care of their cows and their land. Now its your chance to take great care of the land around you! Recycle an empty milk jug by turning it in to your very own gardening set

STEM 

Emulsion is a process that allows two, easily separated liquids to be mixed together. For milk, emulsion allows fat globules and water to mix together. Homogenization breaks down the fat globules in milk and helps make emulsion happen! 

Try out this activity to learn more about emulsion!

Something for everyone 

Want to see another legenDAIRY dairy farm? Watch this video and let 10 year old Jenna take you on a tour through her Family’s dairy farm: Jenna, a Dairy Farmer | Citizen Kid by Disney  

Assessment and Extended Response 

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8 oz of Milk contains = 

The protein of: (1 jumbo egg) 

The vitamin D of: (¾ oz cooked salmon) 

The calcium of (40 Brussel sprouts) 

The potassium of (1 small banana) 

The riboflavin of (¼ cup of almonds) 

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What are 5 of the 15 essential nutrients that milk provides? 

(Calcium, Vitamin D, Phosphorus, Protein, Riboflavin, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin A, Thiamin) 

If you are between 10 and 16 years old, about how many servings of milk should you have per day? (3-4) 

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