MILK BELONGS IN YOUR
GLASS AND ON YOUR PLATE

My Plate

MAKING HEALTHIER
CHOICES EASY

Replacing the Food Pyramid, MyPlate encourages Americans to eat healthily across five main
food groups. And dairy is an easy, enjoyable way to bring important nutrients into your meal.

Milk comes packed with nutrients that are
hard to find in any other food group.

It’s the #1 food source for three of the four
nutrients that Dietary Guidelines for
Americans say adults and children need more
of – Vitamin D, Calcium and Potassium.

WHAT’S IN THE DAIRY GROUP?

The dairy group might be visually represented by
a glass, but it’s not just liquid milk that you need.
The group includes any food made from milk that
retains its calcium content – including some
cheese products.

At Shamrock Farms, we’re always looking for
fresh new ideas – and bringing you fresh, new
ways to get more dairy in your diet.

HOW MUCH DAIRY DO I NEED?

Depending on your age and gender, MyPlate recommendations say you
should be consuming 2 to 3 cups of dairy every day.

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

FIND OUT MORE
VISIT ChooseMyPlate.gov

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