In recent years, many school districts across the U.S. have been pushing to improve the quality of school lunches, offering more vegetables or cutting back on high-calories food items. Some are even removing chocolate milk from the lunch menu.
Looking for substitutes for cow's milk? You can drink “milk” made from nuts, rice, soy, even oats and hemp. These beverages are not nutritionally equivalent to dairy milk, but each has something to offer, especially if fortified.
People who are lactose intolerant have great difficulty digesting dairy products, leading to gas, cramps, and other symptoms. But the live cultures found in probiotic yogurts may ease some of the burden.