Does Nonfat Milk Provide the Same Nutrients as Whole Milk?enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-QA-enHD-AR1.gifFind out what the experts have to say.calcium, skim milk, nutrition, nutrients your child needs, whole milk, food guide pyramid, food guide plate, myplate, diet, healthy eating, how can my child get enough calcium, getting enough calcium, important nutrients, milk, dairy, dairy products, nutrition, vitamin d, vitamins, bones, teeth, drinks for kids, switch to skim milk, non-fat, nonfat, 2% milk, 1% milk, one percent, two percent, types of milk, vitamin a10/06/200307/09/201807/09/2018Mary L. Gavin, MD07/06/2018efe93a3a-a2f5-4989-80c6-67721270427ehttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/skinny-skim-milk.html/<p><em>Does nonfat milk provide the same vitamins and minerals as whole milk?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Jayne</em></p> <p>Yes, nonfat milk (also called skim milk and fat-free milk) provides the same vitamins and minerals as whole milk &mdash; with no <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fat.html/">fat</a>. Because the fat portion of whole milk does not contain <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/calcium.html/">calcium</a>, you can lose the fat without losing any calcium.</p> <p>Reduced-fat (2%), low-fat (1%), and nonfat milk have vitamin A and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vitamin-d.html/">vitamin D</a> added, since these vitamins are lost when the fat is removed. Natural levels of vitamin D are low, so most milk producers add vitamin D to whole milk. Check the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/food-labels.html/">nutrition facts label</a> to learn more about vitamins and minerals in milk.</p>
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