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 prebiotics. Our whole lineup is made with certified organic milk 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 neutral 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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