Dairy Products


milkMost adults do not get enough dairy products. For your heart health, always try to pick from the many low-fat or fat-free choices in the dairy products food group. Choosing fat-free or low-fat milk and yogurt, rather than cheese, gives you important vitamins and minerals and less sodium and fat.

One cup of milk is the same as:

yogurt, cheese slices, and shredded cheese
Cup or 8 ounces yogurt 1-1/2 ounces hard cheese, such as cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss, or Parmesan Third cup shredded cheese
soy milk, cottage cheese, and pudding
Cup calcium-fortified soy beverage Two cups cottage cheese Cup pudding made with milk


What's On Your Plate? is based on the nutrition recommendations for older adults in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).