Saturday, June 8, 2013

E Is For Every

I'm taking you on a journey from A to Z through the land of dairy! 
There's no need to pack your bags, just come along! 
 E Is For Every

3 EVERY DAY. On average, Americans are currently consuming about two dairy servings per day. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourages three daily servings of low-fat or fat-free milk and milk products for adults and children nine years and older. Children ages 4-8 are recommended 2.5 servings and children ages 2-3 are recommended two servings daily. There are many advantages to 3 Every Day. Having dairy in your diet is a delicious way to improve your overall diet, get more nutrients and improve bone health.

One milk group serving is equal to:
  • an 8-ounce glass of milk
  • a 6 or 8 ounce container of yogurt
  • 1½ ounces of natural cheese or 2 ounces of processed cheese
And just because you are an adult now, don't think 3 Every Day isn't important anymore. Dairy foods, when consumed as part of a healthy diet, may help to reduce the risk of diseases such as osteoporosis, hypertension, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. So there was, and still is, a good reason that your mom or dad set that glass of milk in front of you at mealtimes; and there is a reason that schools serve milk with their breakfast and lunch programs. 

Go to Dairy Makes Sense for recipes to help get your 3 Every Day.

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Source-National Dairy Council
I am making a commitment to share as much as I can with you each day this month, about the life of our dairy farm family including what we do, how we share our passion for dairy, and dairy foods we enjoy.
 See you here tomorrow...F is for Family.


  1. How many scoops of ice cream in a serving????

  2. Even though ice cream contains dairy, it doesn't fulfill "3 every day" but that doesn't need to stop us from having some. Right? Stay tuned...I is for Ice Cream!