I know the nutrition in milk helped me develop strong bones and a healthy smile. Calcium is even more important to kids at risk of lead poisoning. That’s why Leah O’Connor and I teamed up to donate a truckload of fresh dairy milk to Flint. And our sponsor at Milk Means More is matching our donation.”Allison Schmitt, World Champion Swimmer, Canton MI
Michigan Farm Families and Dairy Processors have committed a minimum of $50,000 in matching funds. So your dollar will have twice the impact.Donate Now
Milk provides 9 essential nutrients to help kids grow and develop strong bones.
FACT: Milk is in low supply at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, servicing Flint. So the most at-risk children often have a hard time getting enough calcium-rich milk each day. Non-school days are especially difficult. Because kids love milk, it is an easy way to get adequate calcium in their diets to help protect against ingested lead. Your donation to Milk Matters can make a real difference to children’s health and ability to learn.
The calcium in milk helps limit lead absorption and reduces long-term effects in the body. Daily calcium intake is very important, particularly for Flint’s children who have been exposed to lead.
Calcium is a critical nutrient for children who have experienced lead toxicity. Inadequate calcium intake on a daily basis can cause the lead that was previously absorbed and ‘settled’ in the bone, to re-enter the bloodstream, causing lead toxicity all over again. Daily intake of three servings of dairy can help protect against this.”Bethany Thayer, MS, RDN, FAND