10 ways to get your kids drinking milk

How much milk should your kids be drinking? Children between the ages of 1 and 3 should have 350mg of calcium per day, which is about 3/5 pint. See our 10 sneaky ways to get your kids to drink their milk

Homemade custard
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How much milk should your kids be drinking? Children between the ages of 1 and 3 should have 350mg of calcium per day, which is about 3/5 pint. See our 10 sneaky ways to get your kids to drink their milk

Good for babies and toddlers!Remember that up until age 2, kids should have full-fat milk. Kids under age 5 shouldn't have skimmed or 1% milk, as they don't contain enough vitamin A and skimmed milk doesn't have enough calories. This recipe can be made for babies over 6 months toddlers and takes just 5 mins to prepare!

Get the recipe: Banana porridge

Homemade custard

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Easy!

Homemade custard is so easy to make and has over 1 litre of milk in it. Try this simple recipe from MasterChef judge John Torode.Get the recipe:

Homemade custard

Muesli with almonds and cinnamon

Muesli with almonds

Healthy!

With fresh fruit, crunchy almonds and lashings of milk, this healthy breakfast recipe is a great way for older kids to start the day.

Get the recipe:

Muesli with almonds and cinnamon

Banana, raspberry and yogurt breakfast smoothie

Fruity breakfast smoothie

Filling!

This hearty smoothie is perfect for breakfast in the mornings and kids will love its fruity taste. It takes just 3 mins to prepare, too!

Get the recipe:

Banana, raspberry and yogurt breakfast smoothie

Galaxy Bubbles milkshake

Galaxy chocolate milkshake

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Tasty treat!

For an indulgent summer treat, this milkshake recipe can't be beat. It's also got lots of calcium thanks to the full-fat milk.

Gloucester ham and vegetable pasta bake

Gloucester ham and vegetable pasta bake

Easy family meal!

Kids will love this tasty pasta bake filled with fresh veggies and cheese. It also contains 476mg of calcium.

Get the recipe:

Gloucester ham and vegetable pasta bake

Porridge with orange curd

Porridge with orange curd

Tasty alternative!Instead of syrup, why not try orange curd on their morning porridge? Along with the calcium from the milk, this breakfast also has lots of healthy vitamins and fibre.Get the recipe:

Porridge with orange curd

Pumpkin shake

Pumpkin Shake

Use up leftover pumpkin!

This creamy shake is closer to a smoothie and you can add ice cream to make it more indulgent. It's a perfect treat for autumn or Halloween and counts as one of their 5-a-day.

Get the recipe:

Pumpkin shake

Berry delight smoothie

Berry delight

Tasty and nutritious!

Kick-start their day with this vitamin C-packed smoothie made with berries, yoghurt and milk.

Get the recipe:

Berry delight smoothie

Hearty macaroni cheese

Hearty macaroni cheese

Cheap, quick and easy!This delicious mac 'n' cheese not only has lots of calcium from the milk and Cheddar cheese, but also from the broccoli.Get the recipe:

Hearty macaroni cheese

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