*Jennifer Hudson just became the latest star to don the milk mustache for the National Milk Processor Board’s “Got Milk?” campaign.
In honor of Black History Month, the new ad specifically targets African American families who research suggests, may be less likely to put milk on the table.
“When you serve milk, you’re doing something good for you and your family,” says the 28-year-old. “As a new mom, I’m trying to make the best choices for my family and me, which includes making sure milk is on our table everyday.”
Her message: “The taste of fame. Center stage, silver screen, joyful new mom. How do I keep this show on the road? Milk. Its wholesome goodness helps make my family strong at every stage. Talk about a powerful performance.”
• Milk is the leading source of vitamin D in the American diet, yet less than seven percent of African Americans meet the three daily servings of milk recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Studies show that African American women are 10 times more likely to be vitamin D deficient than Caucasian women, and new research suggests low vitamin D levels may even help explain why African Americans are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular diseases – affecting nearly half of all African American women.