While many African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native Americans are lactose intolerant, researchers found offering soymilk sharply increases the average calcium consumption per gram of saturated fat consumed from calcium-rich beverages. These findings suggest that students� health could benefit from the inclusion of soymilk in school lunch lines.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in the United States, currently offers no alternative to dairy milk without a note from a doctor or parent and will not change that practice until soymilk is deemed acceptable to children.
Enriched soymilk has no lactose and little or no saturated fat, but it has as much calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin D as dairy milk.
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