The “2” refers to just 2% butterfat content in the milk. We have removed almost half of the cream in the milk, while still maintaining that famous Hatcher Family Dairy taste.
Two percent milk contains nine essential nutrients and vitamins, including protein, vitamins A, D, and B-12, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, niacin, zinc and magnesium. Children who drink milk tend to have "superior" overall nutrient intakes compared with children who don't drink milk, according to a study released last year by researchers at Environ International Corp., the University of Vermont, and the National Dairy Council. Make sure that your child gets enough.
Because obesity is a risk factor for heart disease and often is accompanied by cholesterol problems, The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends low-fat milk (no more than 2 percent fat) for 1-year-olds for whom weight or obesity is a concern, Greer says. That new advice is aimed at 1-year-olds who are already overweight, have overweight parents, or have a family history of heart problems.