Is chocloate milk okay for my daughter?

United States
April 25, 2012 12:56pm CST
I have a question. Is chocolate milk okay for my 8 year old daughter to drink? She drinks 2 or 3 cups a day. I know that chocolate is not the greatest, but is it a fair trade for her to get the vitamins from the milk? She is very active and I want her to get the calcium. So if I can't get her to drink white milk, is it a good idea to give her the chocolate?
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
25 Apr 12
Will she not drink white milk? If not, then drinking chocolate is better than no milk unless she likes yogurt, which in my opinion is better than milk. Also, make sure she doesn't consume too much sugar since chocolate milk has sugar and make sure she thoroughly brushes her teeth.
• United States
25 Apr 12
She will drink white milk once in a while and yogurt is out of the question, she hates it. Thanks for the advice on the brushing the teeth. We do try to do that as often as possible.
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• United States
25 Apr 12
That's too bad about the yogurt, because my 9 y/o son also hates it and I even tried making smoothies with it, but he doesn't like it, but he does drink white milk, so I guess I can't complain..
@youless (94301)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Apr 12
If your daughter doesn't like drinking the white milk, it is also OK tolet her drink the chocolate in my opinion. After all, the chocolate has nutrition and milk. It shall also be good for your daughter. It is a good option. I love China
• United States
26 Apr 12
I agree. Better to have choc. milk then no milk.
@BarBaraPrz (21054)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Apr 12
Actually, it is. It has all the calcium as 2% milk but has only 1% BF. And chocolate has its own benefits.
• United States
26 Apr 12
That makes me feel better about it!! thanks
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• India
25 Apr 12
Hello friend, Yes it is not bad for health. But it is not good for many times in a day. Have a nice day.
• United States
25 Apr 12
I agree with you. Unfortunately we have gotten into the habit of her having it first thing in the morning and again before bed. She is starting to like water more, so I try to replace the night time one with water.
• India
22 Mar 13
friend you can directly give milk to your son so that your son can get more calcium. chocolate has some special advantages that eating chocolate reduces heart diseases and risk of heart attack. white milk is good for health so make your son to follow these as habit
@marianne87 (3526)
25 Apr 12
My son won't drink milk because his daddy doesn't. My daughters drink it, but I make flavoured milk to tempt my son - chocolate, strawberry or banana. I also give him yogurts and he has decaffeinated tea with milk, or hot chocolate with milk after school on cold days. He doesn't have any of these every day though, so I also buy children's calcium tablets which look and taste like chewy sweets. He has no problem taking those.