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How Much Dairy Should You Eat and Drink?

Together, milk, cheese and yogurt provide many important nutrients not easily obtained from other foods. In fact, dairy foods provide calcium, vitamin D, potassium, protein and other nutrients needed for good health throughout life.

Are Americans getting enough dairy? Not quite. We get an average of two dairy servings per day, but we actually need about three servings to fill those nutrient gaps, according to several nutrition experts and organizations, including the United States Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the National Medical Association, the Surgeon General and the American Academy of Pediatrics.