Important Nutrition for Growing Kids

To create our Growing Years lineup of Organic Milk and Yogurt, we partnered with pediatricians to identify key nutrients for this crucial time in kids’
lives. Every serving of Growing Years delivers 50mg of DHA Omega-3, along with choline and
Our whole lineup is made with certified organic
from pasture raised cows, which
means it's produced without antibiotics.

Made with love for kids and the planet they’ll inherit, our Growing Years milk
is certified carbon
by the Carbon Trust. The certification is a big step towards cutting our carbon emissions, fighting climate change, and pioneering a brighter future for the next generation.

Growing Years is available in Whole Milk and
Reduced Fat half gallons, and Lowfat yogurt pouches.

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    Growing Years®
    Organic Whole Milk
  • Horizon Growing Years® Organic Reduced Fat Milk for Kids
    Growing Years®
    Organic Reduced Fat Milk
  • Horizon Growing Years® Organic Blueberry Lowfat Yogurt Pouch For Kids
    Growing Years®
    Organic Blueberry Lowfat
    Yogurt Pouch
  • Horizon Growing Years® Organic Strawberry Lowfat Yogurt Pouch For Kids
    Growing Years®
    Organic Strawberry Lowfat
    Yogurt Pouch

DHA Omega-3

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DHA Omega-3 is in the Omega-3 fatty acid family,
and it supports brain and eye health. Our bodies
can make some omega-3 DHA from ALA but the
conversion is not efficient, meaning omega-3 DHA
is best consumed from what we eat and drink.

DHA is found in most human body tissues, with
the highest amounts in the brain, nervous system
and retina of the eye.1 In the brain, DHA is involved
in with neuronal signaling. In the eye, DHA is
necessary to maintain good vision.2 DHA Omega-3
is recognized by doctors and nutritionists as an
important part of a healthy diet.


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According to the Institute of Medicine,
choline is an essential nutrient, and
that’s why we’ve added VitaCholine™ to our
products. Although our bodies make some
choline, our diets supply the majority.

Choline has an Adequate Intake recommendation
set by the Food and Nutrition Board of the
Institute of Medicine. Choline aids in the transport
and synthesis of lipids (or fats), and it helps
transport DHA throughout the body. It’s like a
DHA delivery truck.


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Prebiotics are dietary fiber that
feed friendly gut bacteria.
(Prebiotics are different than
probiotics, which are generally
strains of live bacteria.)

Calcium, Protein, and Vitamin D

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Growing Years milk, yogurt, and smoothies have
both calcium and vitamin D to support strong
bones and teeth. And every serving of Growing
Years milk has 8 grams of protein too.

Certified organic, Growing Years milk comes from
pasture-raised cows that eat an organic, non-GMO
diet and are never treated with antibiotics or
added hormones.3 Our family farmer partners
steward their land without toxic, persistent pesticides.

  • * Based on a nationwide survey of 375 pediatricians,
    Oct 2021. #1 among those choosing a specific brand.
  • 1. Lauritzen, L, Hansen HS, Jørgensen, MH T. B. Mikkelsen.
    The essentiality
    of long chain n-3 fatty acids in relation to
    development and function of the brain and retina. Prog
    Lipid Res. 2001 Jan Mar;40(1-2):1-94.
  • 2. Caler, P.C. The role of DHA in the first 1,000 days.
    Ann Nutr Metab
    2016; 69(suppl 1):8-21.

    3. Per National Organic Program regulations.
    Organic rules prohibit the use
    of pesticides
    that are harmful to human health.
Resources for parents
  • What are DHA, Choline,
    and Prebiotics?

    Discover how much of these
    important nutrients kids need
    every day and why they matter
    so much.
    Learn more >

  • When should my child transition to Whole Milk? When can my child have reduced fat milk?

    Whole milk offers your little one a wide range of nutrients including high-quality protein, a fat source important for growing brains, vitamin D, and calcium.
    Learn more >