Imagine the perfect glass of pasture-raised organic milk — cold, creamy, packed with calcium and has 12 essential nutrients. Then imagine it provides 50 mg of DHA omega 3 per serving to support brain health. Now you have an idea of the goodness in every glass of Organic Valley Family First™ milk.
Absolutely NO antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides or GMO anything.
Keep refrigerated. Freshest tasting within 7 days of opening. †see nutrition facts panel for saturated fat
Organic Grade A Milk, Dha Algal Oil*, Ascorbic Acid And Mixed Tocopherols (To Preserve Freshness)**, Vitamin D3. * And ** Ingredients Not Present In Regular Whole Milk (*Ingredients Not Present In Regular Milk)
Family First milk has all the goodness of Organic Valley milk from pasture-raised cows, then it’s enriched with DHA Omega 3 to help support brain health. Family First also provides the same 12 essential nutrients of other Organic Valley milk products to help your family be healthy and strong.
Our organic DHA Omega 3 milk is available in Whole and Reduced Fat 2%, 64-ounce (half gallon) cartons.
All Organic Valley milks, including the new Family First, are delicious, high-quality milk from happy, healthy cows. Family First is a premium option because we added nutritional benefits from DHA Omega 3 to our standard formula, which already has 12 essential nutrients.
Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that our bodies can’t make, so we have to get them from our diet. It is estimated that Omega 3 intake was lower than the recommended amounts in all age groups in America. In fact, research from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey demonstrates that over 90% of Americans are not meeting recommendations for Omega 3.
Some Omega 3 fats include alpha linolenic acid (ALA),eicosatetraenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). ALA is a short-chain Omega 3 found mostly in plant sources. EPA and DHA are long-chain Omega 3s found naturally in fatty fish, such as tuna, salmon, herring, and sardines.
Even though plant oils such as flax contain beneficial ALA, our bodies can’t efficiently convert it, so it’s best to get EPA andDHA directly from fish, fortified foods, or supplements. Organic Valley Family First is enriched with DHA.
It is estimated that 90% of Americans are deficient in Omega 3 fatty acids. Research has shown that these essential fatty acids play a role in supporting brain health as they relate to how the brain functions, and it impacts cognitive performance at all stages of life.
Each serving of the milk provides approximately 50 mg of DHA.
The DHA added to our milk comes from algal oil derived from algae.
Dairy milk is a whole food, providing 12 essential nutrients that play an important role in growth and development.