Have you ever asked, what makes 2% milk, 2%? It means that 98% of the fat is removed, right? Wrong.

2% milk means that 2% of the weight in grams is fat in one serving (the majority of the weight in milk is water).
2% milk does NOT mean that 2% of the calories come from fat.
About 35% of the calories in 2% milk come from fat.

Using the same concept, whole milk would be approximately 3.4% fat.

This is not meant to deter you from drinking milk. Nutritional studies have shown that dairy is good in the average American diet, which is why they are included in the USDA food groups. Milk is a great source of calcium, which is necessary for bone support!

Next time you’re in the store, stop and ask yourself… “What does [product claim or name] mean?”