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Yoplait Yogurt is the Only Leading Yogurt with Vitamin D and Calcium in Every Cup


New Report Doubles Amount of Vitamin D Recommended for Children and Adolescents

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) new recommendation to double the amount of vitamin D for children and adolescents * to help combat the re-emergence of rickets and provide other health benefits, reinforces the importance of including dairy foods in the diet. Along with milk and cheese, yogurt such as Yoplait® -- the only leading brand of yogurt with vitamin D and calcium in every cup -- provides a good way to help children and adults get the recommended amount of these two important bone nutrients.

“Yoplait yogurt is the only leading brand of yogurt fortified with vitamin D in every cup to provide an excellent source of both calcium and vitamin D in every 6 ounce cup,” said Suzanne Skapyak, Registered Dietitian and senior nutrition scientist at the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition. “Based on the new recommendations, it is clear we need to do a better job of incorporating vitamin D into our children’s diets. Yoplait yogurt offers a large variety of flavors to help the whole family get adequate dairy and the recommended amounts of calcium and vitamin D important for bone health.”

Recent data shows adults are also falling short on nutrients important for bone health with 76 percent of the population not getting enough vitamin D and 72 percent not getting enough calcium in their daily diet.**,*** These statistics reinforce the need for more foods rich in calcium and vitamin D. The new announcement follows a 2006 AAP report which states that eating dairy foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt during childhood and adolescence can help build strong bones and reduce the risk of fractures and osteoporosis later in life.***

Calcium and vitamin D work together to build strong bones, with vitamin D aiding calcium absorption. Vitamin D also works in the kidneys to increase calcium re-sorption and limit urinary calcium loss.


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