Holy cow! Troops need more milk.
Defense Department experts are trying to reintroduce the idea of drinking moo juice as part of a broader healthy eating initiative at military dining facilities.
“They’re not getting enough calcium and vitamin D, and dairy products are one of the traditional [sources], so that’s why the dairy emphasis,” said Priscilla Dolloff-Crane, a food service specialist at the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence in Fort Lee, Va.
“They’ll hear it as, ‘Have more dairy, have a glass of milk, make it a lower-fat option,’ ” she said. “We want a delivery mechanism for a nutrient that’s for good physiological conditions: bone, teeth and nerve function.”
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