Build My Bones

Move to Milk

With 9 essential nutrients, milk is a delicious, easy way for students to power through their day. Its natural high-quality protein puts it miles ahead of other beverage choices. St. Louis District Dairy Council wants to help you remind students of milk’s health benefits with a Move To Milk poster. Hang it in the gym or hallway to spark a conversation about milk’s powerhouse of nutrition, great taste, AND availability in the cafeteria. Order your poster today!


The best-known benefit of dairy foods is their contribution of bone-building calcium and vitamin D to our diets. Childhood and adolescence are the most important times to acquire bone mass and lay the foundation for strong, healthy bones throughout life. Each serving of dairy–that is, 8 ounces of milk, 8 ounces of yogurt, or 1.5-2 ounces of cheese–provides a third of our daily calcium. That is why it is important for teens and children age 9 years and older to get 3 servings of dairy every day.

Download the PDFs below to remind kids and teens of the importance of dairy foods for building strong bones and to help them track their three daily servings of dairy.