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Drive-Thru Dairy: 11 Fast Food Restaurants that Serve Milk

Posted by Elizabeth Hurst

Friday, August 1, 2014

Tags: Obesity, Kids Health, Nutrition

Back to school means back to busy for a lot of moms. Sometimes you just don’t have time to cook, and that drive-thru starts to look really good.

Fortunately, plenty of fast food restaurants are adding healthier items to their menus, like fruit cups and tortilla wraps – and, of course, fresh low-fat milk. 

Replace soda with Milk

  • Replacing sodas and sugary juices with milk is a small change that will make a huge difference for your family’s health.
  • It cuts out a lot of sugar and caffeine, and provides a kick of protein and eight other essential nutrients.
  • When you choose milk, you gain 3 of the 4 nutrients of concern (calcium, potassium, vitamin D) that children and adults fall short on.
  • Moms can feel good about choosing milk with their family’s meals.

To give you a hand, we rounded up a list of the top fast food restaurants offering milk, yogurt and cheese.

  1. McDonald’s. McDonald’s offers both white and chocolate milk. You can also get squeezable strawberry yogurt or a yogurt parfait.
  2. Burger King. Burger King offers fat-free milk and low-fat chocolate milk.
  3. Dairy Queen. Dairy Queen has milk – and of course there’s dairy in those blizzards for those times you feel like a treat.
  4. Starbucks. Starbucks offers the most choices: whole, 2% or non-fat milk. Choose a lattte for the most milk in your coffee. You can even get steamed milk flavored with any of their various syrups. Starbucks also offers yogurt parfaits and fruit-and-cheese bistro boxes.
  5. Wendy’s. Wendy’s offers both white and chocolate milk.
  6. Whataburger. Whataburger offers both white and chocolate milk.
  7. Jack in the Box. Jack in the Box offers white milk chugs. For the cheese lovers, they also have cheddar jalapeño bites if you’re feeling extra cheesy.
  8. Arby’s. Arby’s offers both white and chocolate milk, as well as mozzarella sticks and jalapeño bites.
  9. Sonic. Sonic offers both white and chocolate milk, as well as mozzarella sticks and jalapeño “Ched ‘R’ Pepper” bites.
  10. Chick-Fil-A. Chick-Fil-A offers both white and chocolate milk on the kid’s menu. Plus, look on the menu for yogurt parfaits.
  11. Subway. Subway offers low-fat white and chocolate milk.

Elizabeth Hurst

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