Switch to Low-Fat Milk Lowers Calories for NYC Schoolkids

When New York City public schools made the switch from whole milk to skim or low-fat milk, students cut their annual fat and calorie consumption, department researchers found. Milk-drinking students consumed 5,960 fewer calories and 619 fewer grams of fat per year after they made the switch, Philip Alberti and colleagues reported in the Jan. 29 issue of the CDC's Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report. At 3,500 calories per pound, the reduction would be the equivalent of 1.7 pounds of body weight...Full Story
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