Look for the Nutrition Guide Attributes When Building Your Healthy Plate!

Be sure to check for these tags on the shelves when shopping to build your healthy plate. Many low fat dairy items share these healthy traits.

What Counts As Dairy?

Milk, Yogurt, Cheese and Fortified Soymilk

Dairy Provides:

  • Calcium, Vitamins A and D, Potassium, Protein and other important nutrients.


  • Low-Fat or Fat Free to cut calories and saturated fat.

How Much is Needed?

Older Children, Teens and Adults:

  • 3 Cups a Day!

Children 4-8 years old:

  • 2 ½ Cups a Day!

2-3 Years of Age:

  • 2 Cups a Day!

What Counts as a 1 Cup Serving?

  • 1 Cup Milk or Yogurt
  • 1 ½ ounces Natural Cheese
  • 2 ounces Processed Cheese