Introducing Arla Big Milk's new pack design
Earlier this year fellow Mumsnetters had the exciting opportunity to help Arla Big Milk pick out the new design for their bottles! With their help, it's now a multi-coloured, eye-catching and child-friendly product
Arla Big Milk is fresh cows' milk enriched with essential nutrients to support your child's growth and development, as part of a healthy balanced diet.
The advanced product has been created for parents and carers looking to nourish their children's growth and development in a natural, pure, wholesome and convenient way. It has been in development for years by dairy, nutrition and children's health experts.
Arla Big Milk is whole cows' milk, finely filtered for freshness and topped up with key vitamins and minerals. Containing added iron, vitamin D, vitamin A, and naturally rich in calcium; Arla Big Milk has been developed to specifically support the needs of children aged from one to five.
Why choose Arla Big Milk?
It's an easy and convenient way to support your child getting the vitamins and minerals they need, as part of their daily diet:
• Calcium needed for normal growth and development of bones in children
• Added Vitamin D for normal growth and development of bones in children
• Added iron that contributes to normal cognitive development of children
• Added Vitamin A
Whether it's a glass of milk, poured over cereal or used to make a delicious smoothie or hot chocolate as a treat, Arla Big Milk is versatile as well as functional, meaning no more worries for parents.
Take the stress out of mealtimes, with an enriched product you can feel confident provides kids with some of the extra goodness they need.
Nutrients in milk
There are more vitamins and minerals in milk than you can find in almost any other food source. It's nature's most unique food, full of things that help make you stronger as you grow, play, learn and live.
How much vitamin D does your child need?
It's hard for toddlers to get the vitamin D they need from their diet. Health experts recommend a daily intake of 400 International Units (IUs) - but when, for example, one large egg only contains 40IUs, it's easy to see how a shortfall could potentially arise. In 2012, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health recommended that the UK food industry should follow its counterparts in other countries, and investigate the fortification of foods and milk with Vitamin D -such as Arla Big Milk.
About Vitamin D
Vitamin D is vital for our bodies to be able to absorb calcium for the development and maintenance of strong bones and muscles. Produced by the skin's exposure to sunlight, it can also be obtained from vitamin D-rich foods, such as oily fish and eggs. If your child isn't keen on these, then supplementing his or her diet with fortified foods, is a good alternative.
About Vitamin A
Vitamin A contributes to a toddler's normal development and growth, keeping the eyes, skin and the immune system healthy. It's usually found in animal food sources, such as meat, fish and dairy products, as well as some plant based sources, like sweet potato, spinach and carrots.
It can be difficult for toddlers and young children to get enough vitamin A through diet alone, so parents should consider fortified products, combined with a well-balanced diet.
Arla Big Milk is now available in fresh milk fixtures in all major supermarkets across the country in a 2 litre format, with an RRP of £2.49.
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