Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), Washington, D.C., is promoting a latte at home for breakfast as not only a delicious start to the day, but that it can provide much-needed nutrients including calcium, vitamin D and potassium, that most Americans are lacking. A latte delivers a full serving of milk's nine essential nutrients, including eight grams of high quality protein – even more than an egg.
"Breakfast with milk – whether in a latte, your cereal or straight from a glass – can help you feel satisfied, focused and energized, so you can make the most of your day...every day," said Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD., co-author of The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous!, in a prepared statement. "I love making a latte at home to make sure I start the day right with key nutrients we all need – including calcium and vitamin D for strong bones, protein for lean muscle and B vitamins for energy."
Promoting lattes is part of a "got milk?" campaign where MilkPEP is asking fans to like them on Facebook. Through Oct. 8, a new Keurig brewing systems is being given away daily, and a "Latte Lovers Essentials Kit" prize-pack every hour on Facebook.com/MilkMustache. The kit contains everything to personalize a latte, including a milk frother, coffee, a latte mug and more.