Fonterra welcomes research findings that milk matters for healthy kiwi kids


Fonterra welcomes the findings of a Massey University that show a high proportion of young Kiwi kids are getting the goodness of dairy nutrition by drinking milk.

The research, published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, showed 88 per cent of young children in New Zealand regularly consume cow’s milk and there was no relationship between full-fat milk consumption and the risk of children being overweight from drinking it.

Fonterra General Manager Nutrition Angela Rowan said the Co-operative supports the Ministry of Health guidelines which recommend reduced and low fat varieties for those two years and older.

“It is reassuring to see such a high proportion of young children consuming milk instead of alternatives that do not have the key nutrients that milk provides,” Ms Rowan said.