The American Academy of Pediatrics, in a Mar. 2015 policy statement titled "Snacks, Sweetened Beverages, Added Sugars, and Schools," available from, wrote:

“Instead of prohibiting sugar-sweetened flavored milk, the new USDA [US Department of Agriculture] standards direct schools to offer only a nonfat variety, thus cutting calories and saturated fat but still encouraging consumption. This balanced approach recognizes the contribution of fluid milk as the primary source of 3 of the 4 nutrients of concern cited by the 2010 DGAs [Dietary Guidelines for Americans] (calcium, vitamin D, and potassium).”

Mar. 2015