Dairy

How Much Food from the Dairy Group Is Needed Daily?

The amount of food from the Dairy Group you need to eat depends on age. Recommended daily amounts are shown in the chart below.


container of milk

Daily recommendation
Children 2-3 years old 2 cups
4-8 years old 2 ½ cups
Girls 9-13 years old 3 cups
14-18 years old 3 cups
Boys 9-13 years old 3 cups
14-18 years old 3 cups
Women 19-30 years old 3 cups
31-50 years old 3 cups
51+ years old 3 cups
Men 19-30 years old 3 cups
31-50 years old 3 cups
51+ years old 3 cups

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Key Consumer Message

Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.

View the Dairy Group Food Gallery