Milk Matters – The Benefits of Milk


The importance of Dairy and Milk

At Nunu Milk we understand that your child’s early nutrition is vital for them to grow healthy into their teenage years and adulthood. We believe kids should Grow Every Day in body and soul, so all of our milk products contain a special formulation called Smart-Growth™ that delivers 30% RDA of nutrition to encourage the development of sharp minds and strong bones. To see our Grow Every Day campaign in action click here.

Nutrients in Nunu

All Nunu milk formats contain a Special Smart-Growth™ formulation that delivers 30% RDA nutrition. 9 active vitamins and minerals are also present including calcium, zinc, selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D. These nutrients promote the development of growing kids, leading to an all-round well-being in their teenage years and adulthood.

  • Calcium – for strong teeth and bones
  • Protein – forms antibodies to help the immune system
  • Phosphorus – helps formation of the bones and teeth
  • Iodine – converts food into energy
  • Vitamin A – promotes good vision, healthy skin, teeth and much more
  • Vitamin B – is important for body growth and red blood cell production. It also aids in the release of energy from proteins
  • Vitamin D – helps the body absorb calcium

At least 2 glasses of Nunu Milk can give your child the recommended daily amounts of nutrients they need to grow healthy



Drinking a glass of milk every day is essential for your child to grow up strong and healthy. With high contents of minerals and vitamins milk is the best source of calcium, which contribute towards the health and growth of your child. So it is safe to say that Milk Matters!



We all know calcium contributes to strong teeth and bones but how so? Getting the right amount of calcium for your child at an early age will encourage maximum bone strength as they transition into adulthood. Calcium is a mineral that mainly comes from eating dairy food products, if you are not eating enough calcium-rich products your body has to take it from the bones instead, which weakens them. So eating calcium-rich foods replenishes bones with lost calcium and reinforces its natural strength.


How much Calcium should my child have?

How much calcium your child should be consuming depends on their age…

Recommended daily amounts of Calcium by age:

1 to 3 years old – 700 milligrams

4 to 8 years old – 1,000 milligrams

9 to 18 years old – 1,300 milligrams


Dairy Servings

1 to 3 years = 1½ serves

4 to 8 years = 2 serves

9 to 11 years = 2½ – 3 serves

12 to 13 years = 3½ serves


One dairy serve is equivalent to:-

  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 2 slices (40g) cheese
  • ¾ cup (200ml) yoghurt
The Importance of Milk

All of our recipes include Nunu milk so you know your child is getting their daily nutritional needs. They’re quick and easy to make as well as being healthy and delicious – see here.