Nutritional information

DID YOU KNOW?

Hansen’s 1% Chocolate milk has no corn syrup and half the sugar of other brands of chocolate milk. Chocolate milk has been discovered to work just as well as regular sports drinks when consumed after exercise. Sports drinks lack natural protein and carbohydrates that are naturally occurring in milk. And with Vitamins A and D plus calcium provided through milk, it helps in bone strengthening and building muscle. For more information, visit Fuel Up to Play 60.

The unveiling of the 2015 federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) brought a strong affirmation for dairy and its vital role in a healthy diet. and reminds Americans that they will continue to benefit from three daily servings of low-fat and fat-free dairy.


  1. The DGA notes that current intakes of dairy foods for most Americans “are far below recommendations of the Healthy U.S.-Style Pattern,” and they call for a shift to consume more dairy products.

  2. With 8 grams of protein in every 8 ounces, milk is a natural source of high-quality protein, meaning it provides the full mix of essential amino acids our body needs.

  3. Low-fat and fat-free dairy foods offer a unique set of nine essential nutrients, including calcium, vitamin D and potassium, which most people do not get enough of in their diets.

  4. In fact, because of dairy foods’ nutrient-rich package, it can be challenging for most Americans, mainly those aged nine and older, to meet nutrient recommendations without eating three servings of dairy a day. When foods from the dairy group are removed from daily eating patterns, or replaced with sugar-sweetened beverages, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin A and riboflavin dropped below 100% of goals. What’s more, levels of vitamin D and potassium, as well as choline, dropped substantially.

  5. The new Guidelines note “strong evidence shows that healthy eating patterns are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Moderate evidence indicates that healthy eating patterns also are associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer… overweight, and obesity.” In addition, “research also has linked dairy intake to improved bone health, especially in children and adolescents.”

Recipes

Download the PDF of 2012 Summer-Fall Recipes. Customers submitted their favorite recipes using at least one Hansen product.


Download the PDF of Hansen’s Holiday Recipes. Customers submitted their favorite recipes using at least one Hansen product.


Every month in our e-MOOsletter we feature one recipe using our products. Visit the e-MOOsletter page to view individual recipes, beginning with June 2011.

HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK

We don’t sell buttermilk, but you can make your own with the recipe here.