MyPlate Nutritional Guidelines: Serving of Dairy

In general, 1 cup of milk, yogurt, or soymilk (soy beverage), 1 ½ ounces of natural cheese, or 2 ounces of processed cheese can be considered as 1 cup from the Dairy Group. Under the USDA’s guidelines, eggs are part of the protein group and butter is not considered a dairy product. This chart shows recommended daily milk, cheese, and yogurt servings.

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