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Dairy Australia’s new flavoured milk resource

Flavoured milk has attracted controversy because it contains added sugar. Dairy Australia have developed a new resource for health professionals on flavoured milk that gathers the evidence.

  • flavoured milkPlain and flavoured milk are core foods
  • Flavoured milk consumption is associated with decreased consumption of discretionary foods
  • Flavoured milk consumption is a significant predictor of adequate dairy food consumption during adolescence – a key time for both bone and muscle development
  • The entire food matrix matters more than single nutrients, like sucrose (or indeed saturated fat)
  • Flavoured milk is low GI (Glycemic Index)
  • Consuming flavoured milk improves dietary quality
  • Flavoured milk can be included as part of a healthy diet, without adverse effects on weight
  • Flavoured milk contains teeth friendly nutrients and components
  • Flavoured milk is a healthy and effective sports recovery drink

You can request a copy of the evidence summary on flavoured milk from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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