Toddler Milks: Sugary Drinks in Disguise
Formula companies aggressively market toddler milks to parents of young children in deceptive ways. This handout briefly explains how toddler milks are not as healthy as marketed. Toddler milks have more sodium and less protein than plain milk and can cost four times as much! Research shows that providing sugary drinks to toddlers likely increases their preference for sweet beverages and may cause them to dislike unsweetened drinks.
Full citation: Mancini, S. (2022). Toddler Milks: Sugary Drinks in Disguise. UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health. https://uconnruddcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2909/2022/06/Toddler_Milk_Fact_Sheet-final.pdf