Importance Of Kids Health

Your Kid’s Health

Children have unique nutrient needs, which are vital for them to grow up strong and healthy. So it’s essential they have a balanced diet that contains a range of nutrients.

MILO is a wholesome source of nutrients that helps give your child the energy they need to get the best out of their day if they need a nutritional boost.

Malt barley is one of the key ingredients in MILO and gives it the unique, great taste kid’s love. MILO also contains carbohydrates, which is the preferred energy source for the body.

MILO contains 8 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium. Together with skim milk it is a nutrient-rich drink for active kids who need a nutritional boost.

GI Value: 39
Serve size:  20g in 200ml skim milk
Carbohydrates (g) per serve: 22.9

Nutritional Information
Average serving size:
 20g with 200ml skim milk

* RDI = Recommended Dietary Intake. Δ% Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700kJ. Your daily intake may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs.


Calcium is essential for the growth and development of children as it helps to maintain strong teeth and bones whilst also helping with things like muscle function.

The amount of calcium absorbed into our bones depends on the amount of calcium that we eat. The Australian Health Survey: Usual Nutrient Intakes, 2011-12 revealed that nearly three quarters of females (73%) and half of all males (51%) aged two years and over did not meet their calcium requirements based on their intakes from food. 

If they need a calcium boost, your child can get more calcium by adding MILO to skim milk. A 200ml glass of skim milk contains 230mg of calcium (NUTTAB 2010). Adding a standard 20g serve of MILO, which contains 170mg of calcium, increases the calcium content of the total drink to 400mg. This means a glass of MILO and skim milk delivers 50% of the recommended dietary intake (RDI) for calcium. Research supports that MILO can increase milk consumption and help increase your child’s calcium intake (Nutrition Research Australia).

Children require many essential vitamins and minerals to grow and develop. They include vitamins such as B group, C and D as well as minerals such as calcium and iron.

MILO and skim milk is a nutritious formulated supplementary food that contains 8 essential vitamins & minerals. 

MILO and milk contains:

  • Calcium & Vitamin D for strong bones
  • Iron that helps carry oxygen around the body
  • B vitamins to help the body unlock and use energy
  • Vitamin C to help support healthy immune function

MILO and milk is a great nourishing drink and along with a balanced diet, helps to deliver essential nutrients for active kids that need a nutritional boost.

Did you know that a glass of MILO and skim milk scores a Health Star Rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars?

*What is the Health Star Rating?

The Health Star Rating is a government led initiative that scores the nutritional value of packaged foods.  It is designed to help you compare foods so that you can make healthier choices when you shop.

The Health Star Rating is from 1/2 star to five stars.  The more stars, the healthier the product. Simple!

How are the Health Stars calculated?

Each product’s Health Star Rating is determined using a calculation based on its food components – including energy, saturated fat, total sugars, sodium, protein and dietary fibre; as well as fruit, vegetable, nut and legume content of the product.

The quantities of these components determines the number of stars for the product.

Who developed the Health Star Ratings?

The Health Star Ratings scheme is a voluntary front of pack labelling initiative developed by the government jointly with food companies, consumer groups and non-government organisations.  Food companies are encouraged to participate but it is not mandatory.

How can I use the Health Star Ratings when shopping?

Health Star Ratings are a quick and simple way to compare the nutritional value of similar foods without having to spend extra time reading labels.  You can find the healthier choice by simply comparing the overall Health Star Ratings and choose the product with the most stars.

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