US research proves yogurt’s added benefits for kids

Summary

A study by the Food Science and Nutrition Department of the University of Minnesota (USA) has showed that the regular consumption of yogurts as snacks is good for the health of children aged 2 to 11. Experts have emphasised the crucial role of calcium in their health, aided through yogurt consumption at snack time.

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The study revealed deficiencies in calcium, vitamin D and potassium, and excessive levels of energy, carbohydrates and salt. Calcium is needed for the mineralisation of bones and teeth throughout our lives, and is also an ally in the fight against chronic diseases. But since the Seventies, the consumption of snacks has increased, and these tend to contain excessive carbohydrates and added sugar.

The consumption of yoghurt as a snack helps increase the intake of micronutrients

The University of Minnesota experts thus recommend a change of diet for this young population to prevent severe deficiencies in the future and ensure a balanced food intake. The consumption of yoghurt as a snack helps increase the intake of micronutrients. It contributes to the improved health of young Americans without increasing the intake of carbohydrates and added sugar.

Its benefits for health are acclaimed by health protection associations, scientific experts and consumers alike

Yoghurt is riding high, and Americans consume it with relish: the market has doubled in five years, and now represents $7 billion, with an average yoghurt consumption of 7 kg per person per year – i.e. five times less than the average with Europeans. Its benefits for health are acclaimed by health protection associations, scientific experts and consumers alike.

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