Danone North America introduces Horizon Organic Growing Years milk
Danone North America has introduced Growing Years milk under its Horizon Organic brand. This marks the first US fluid milk introduction since the September 2019 recommendation by leading medical and nutrition organisations that children between 1 and 5 years should only drink water and milk.
Horizon Organic Growing Years is organic whole milk with specially selected nutrition for growing kids.
“This delicate growing and transition period can feel like a big change for parents and kids alike, and it’s important to Horizon that we continue to support families every step of the way,” said Domenic Borrelli, president of premium dairy at Danone North America. “Throughout history, milk has been synonymous with childhood nutrition and healthy development, and offering an organic product specially made for those early years is a natural next step for us.”
The company partnered with pediatricians to identify key nutrients for ages 1 to 5, so every serving provides docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), choline, prebiotics and other key nutrients.
DHA is an essential omega-3 fatty acid that supports brain and eye health. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, choline is an essential brain nutrient. It aids in the transport and synthesis of lipids (or fats), and it helps transport DHA throughout the body. Prebiotics are dietary fibre that feed friendly gut bacteria.
An 8-ounce glass of Growing Years milk contains 50mg of DHA, 55mg of choline and 1g of prebiotic chicory root fiber.
Further, every 8-ounce glass of Growing Years milk is an excellent source of both calcium and vitamin D to support strong bones and teeth. And every serving has 8g 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.
Find out more, including where to buy horizon.com/growingyears