Milk was once re­served for roy­als

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Milk has been a part of our nu­tri­tion since time im­memo­rial. Rich in nu­tri­ents, milk in its var­i­ous forms has a long, long his­tory.

Around 10,000 BC, the “agri­cul­tural rev­o­lu­tion” oc­curred chang­ing so­ci­eties from nomadic tribes to those who set­tled in com­mu­ni­ties. With this came do­mes­ti­cated an­i­mals and the in­ge­nu­ity for peo­ple to use by-prod­ucts such as milk.

In an­cient Egypt, milk and other dairy prod­ucts were re­served for roy­alty, priests and the very wealthy.

By the 5th Cen­tury AD, cows and sheep in Europe were prized for their milk.

By the 14th Cen­tury, cow’s milk be­came more pop­u­lar than sheep’s milk.

Euro­pean dairy cows were brought to North Amer­ica in the early 1600s.

Louis Pas­teur, a French mi­cro­bi­ol­o­gist, con­ducted the first pas­teur­iza­tion tests in 1862. Pas­teur is cred­ited with rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing the safety of milk and, in turn, the abil­ity to store and dis­trib­ute milk well be­yond the farm. Com­mer­cial pas­teur­iza­tion machines were in­tro­duced in 1895.

In 1884, the first milk bot­tle was in­vented in New York state.

In the 1930s, milk cans were re­placed with large on-farm stor­age tanks, and plas­tic coated pa­per milk car­tons were in­vented, which al­lowed for wider dis­tri­bu­tion of fresh milk.

About Choco­late Milk

Choco­late milk has the same 16 nu­tri­ents as white milk, in­clud­ing all its cal­cium and vi­ta­min D. As part of a healthy diet, it can help us meet Canada’s Food Guide rec­om­men­da­tions for Milk and Al­ter­na­tives. Get­ting enough serv­ings of milk prod­ucts every day is es­sen­tial for many health ben­e­fits in­clud­ing strong bones and healthy teeth, and is es­pe­cially im­por­tant for chil­dren whose bod­ies are still grow­ing.

Re­search shows that kids choose choco­late milk in­stead of other sweet­ened drinks and there­fore

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