Health

Little Kids, Big Milk

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My girls love drinking milk. What toddler doesn’t? Milk in beakers, milk on cereal and even milk in yummy smoothies. Whole cows milk has a superb calcium and fat content for growing kiddies, but worryingly a survey by Mumsnet revealed that 69% of parents feel that their child isn’t currently getting all of the nutrients they need. A very worrying statistic.

Arla Big Milk is the UK’s first specially developed milk designed to specifically meet the needs of growing children aged between 1-5 years and is made from 100% fresh, British cows milk, finely filtered for freshness. Arla (also behind the yummy Cravendale and Lactofree) have made sure Big Milk is enriched with key vitamins and minerals including Vitamin D, Iron and Vitamin A, as well as being naturally rich in calcium and good, happy fats.

The UK Department Of Health recommends that all children  between the ages of 1 and 5 take a daily supplement containing Vitamin A and D, which Big Milk conveniently does! Supplements in their diet is useful to safeguard them from nutritional deficiencies, such as rickets and bone weakness, conditions that are thought to be old fashioned and long gone yet are still making a worrying comeback.

Arla Big Milk includes:

  • Calcium and Vitamim D: Big Milk is naturally rich in calcium needed for strong bones and bone growth.
  • Vitamin A: Supports normal growth, and is key for keeping eyes, skin and their immune system healthy.
  • Iron: Contributes to a child’s normal cognitive development.

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We put Arla Big Milk to the test after meeting the team and having a good chat about the milk at the Birmingham Baby Show. My girls loved the fresh tasting milk and Willow even said it was “Yummy and Creamy!”. The girls really enjoyed mixing the milk into smoothies and throwing in lots of fresh fruit for extra goodness. See below for a yummy Banana Split Smoothie recipe!

Arla Big Milk can be found in fresh milk isles across the country in supermarkets and is available in a 2 litre format, with a RRP of £2.25

Banana Split Smoothie!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Arla Big Milk
  • 1/2 cup of plain yoghurt
  • 1 frozen banana chopped into slices
  • A handful of strawberries (Or other mixed berries)

Chuck it all into a blender or smoothie maker and buzz for a minute. Lumps in your smoothie isn’t fun, so give it a good whizz! Pour into your favourite plastic cup and add a bright straw. Kids will LOVE it!

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Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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