Yeah, that's what we were told as well with my kids.

I was talking to my coworkers about the milk article, and one of the ladies here brought up a good point. It makes more sense to drink whole milk entirely from a calorie perspective. The calories difference between whole and skim is definately large, but the likelihood that you'll end up drinking as much whole milk as you will skim milk is pretty low. She drinks lots of milk, and she said that when she drinks whole, which she does once in a while, she'll have about a coffee mug sized amount (I'll estimate, maybe 6 ounces) and that satisfies her and any more than that she actually starts to get grossed out by the milk. But when she has skim milk she will go through several large glasses in a meal (maybe 24 ounces) So with skim she's had 240 calories, with whole she's getting 108 calories. That's actually probably even more than that, since she says she has BIG glasses of skim milk. So sure, its loaded with fat, but what are the chances you'll drink a whole gallon of it in a day? So even if you're just strictly worried about calories, I'd say that whole milk makes more sense.

I'm totally going to tell my bf about this so he'll go to this dairy near where he works and bring home some fresh whole milk. I don't know if I'll be able to drink my morning shake w/ whole milk (though I could easily just omit the whipping cream...duh!), but it will be an experiment.