June 7/Dallas/PRWEB -- Students love chocolate milk, but most flavored milks have a lot of added sugar. Borden Foodservice has developed a new Reduced-Sugar line of nutritious, fat-free flavored milks that are lower in sugar, but still pack the flavorful punch that kids appreciate.

Borden’s Reduced-Sugar line of flavored milk is available in chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. Each has nine essential nutrients crucial for kids’ healthy growth and development: calcium, protein, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B12, potassium, phosphorous, niacin and riboflavin. The trio also contains no artificial growth hormones, preservatives or high fructose corn syrup.

“We understand that school meal decision makers are under a lot of pressure to keep costs down while still meeting government guidelines for nutrition, plus make choices that keep kids happy. Our new Reduced-Sugar flavored milks were developed with that in mind. They’re a cost effective, nutritionally beneficial choice that kids will naturally turn to at lunchtime,” explained Borden Dairy Company’s senior vice president – foodservice Robert Smith.

The most common chocolate milk offering for this school year had 130 calories and 21g of sugar per serving. Borden’s Reduced-Sugar chocolate milk is 110 calories, with 18g of sugars. Borden’s chocolate milk also has five fewer grams of carbohydrates and 20mg fewer of sodium per 8oz. serving.

Although it has less sugar, the chocolate milk has an improved, more flavorful chocolate taste. When the dairy experts at Borden went back to the drawing board to create the new milk, they added more cocoa and other natural flavors to give the creamy beverage a richer chocolate flavor.

“Our new Reduced-Sugar dairy products are innovations in the world of milk and the responsible choice for school milk programs. Instead of filling up on empty-calorie sodas or power drinks, kids can enjoy the awesome flavor and optimal nutritional benefits of Borden’s Reduced-Sugar milks,” said Smith.

 From the June 8, 2012, Prepared Foods’ Product of the Day