Milk Does a Breakfast Plate Good

Today, 85 percent of Americans fall short of the USDA’s recommended three daily servings of fat free or lowfat milk. Incorporating milk into your morning meal is an easy way to help close the gap between actual and recommended milk intake. The USDA’s MyPlate is a visual tool to help build a nutritious breakfast, and a reminder that lowfat or fat free milk should be incorporated into your daily meals, including breakfast.

Milk is the top food source for three out of the four “nutrients of concern” including calcium, potassium and vitamin D. It’s also packed with nine essential nutrients including 8 grams of high-quality protein. Opt for fat free milk for the same nutritional benefits with lower fat and calories.

With B vitamins for energy, protein for lean muscle, vitamin A for a healthy immune system and four bone-building nutrients, all milk – including fat free or lowfat milk – packs the same nutrient-rich punch. So, whether in a glass or served in a bowl, milk is a versatile beverage for any breakfast.

Try this recipe, paired with a glass of milk, for a morning meal that gets you off to the right start. For more breakfast tips and recipes, visit Also, follow the Got Milk Campaign on Facebook at, and Twitter @GotMilk.

Chicken Sausage ScrambleWhen paired with an 8-ounce glass of milk and 1/2 cup of blueberries, this morning meal is a great way to start the day off right.