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Nutrition Assessment for Infants and Toddlers

Milk and other dairy products are excellent sources of calcium and protein. Milk also contains vitamin D, which is important for getting enough calcium into our bodies. Children should drink two servings per day of milk (or eat two servings per day of dairy products).

Keep in mind that serving sizes are smaller for younger children.

Two-year olds

Milk, low fat or nonfat - 1/2 cup (4 ounces)

Cheese, reduced fat - 1/2 to 1 ounce

Yogurt, low fat or nonfat - 1/2 to 3/4 cup (4 to 6 ounces)

Three- and four-year olds

Milk, low fat or nonfat - 1 cup (8 ounces)

Cheese, reduced fatĀ  - 1 ounce

Yogurt, low fat or nonfat - 3/4 to 1 cup (6 to 8 ounces)

Does your child drink two servings of milk per day?

Yes, my child drinks two servings of milk per day.

No, my child does not drink two servings per day of milk.

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