Cartoon CowMilk Facts.

Milk is one of the best sources for calcium that our bodies need. Yogurt and cheese are too! About 72% of the calcium in the United States food chain comes from dairy products.

1 cup of milk has the same amount of calcium as 3 1/2 cups of broccoli.

It takes 21 pounds of milk to make 1 pound of butter.

It takes 12 pounds of milk to make 1 pound of ice cream.

99% of all Unites States households purchase milk. On average, Americans consume almost 25 gallons per person in a year.

Soy drinks called Soy Milk are not milk. It is the juice from soy beans. Calcium from soy products is not as readily available for the body as the milk from cows.