Last updated on: 1/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“The American Academy of Pediatrics supports use of dairy foods as an important source of calcium for bone mineral health and of other nutrients that facilitate growth in children and adolescents.”

“Lactose Intolerance in Infants, Children, and Adolescents,” Pediatrics, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

A professional organization of primary care pediatricians, pediatric medicine subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists.

Mission:

“The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.”

“AAP Fact Sheet,” AAP.org (accessed June 11, 2007)

Other:
None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Flavored Milk Be Available in Schools?
  2. Can People Who Are Lactose Intolerant Consume Milk Anyway?
  3. Should Flavored Milk Be Available in Schools?
  4. Does Drinking Milk Contribute to Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)?