Horizon Organic expanded its Growing Years line with the introduction of low-fat yogurt pouches, cultured dairy smoothies, reduced-fat milk half gallons and single-serve whole-milk boxes. The brand, which part of Broomfield, Colo.- and White Plains, N.Y.-based Danone North America, said these new products are packed with nutrients kids need as they expand their diets beyond milk. The additions are now available at grocery retailers nationwide.

"Our goal is to make it easy for parents to give their children nutrients they need, all while giving kids the delicious taste they crave," said Regan Ebert, senior vice president of premium dairy at Danone North America. "We know little ones can be picky, so we've partnered closely with pediatricians to develop new Horizon Organic Growing Years products that offer parents more variety, all while providing key nutrients for growing children."

According to Horizon Organic, the transition from infant formula or breast milk to dairy milk can be a challenge for parents, as many worry their children won't get the nutrition they need. To help bridge the gap, Horizon Organic originally introduced Growing Years whole milk, the first line of organic dairy products developed with pediatricians, in 2019 to help usher parents through this new phase and help them provide their children with the nutrients they need. 

The new Growing Years portfolio additions include organic low-fat yogurt pouches in Blueberry and Strawberry, organic cultured dairy smoothies in Blueberry and Strawberry, organic reduced-fat 2% milk half gallons and organic whole-milk boxes. Every serving of Growing Years organic dairy provides 50 milligrams of DHA omega-3 to help support brain health, a good source of choline to help transport DHA in the body and prebiotics to help feed good bacteria in the gut, Horizon Organic said.