The USDA recommends this amount if you consume 1600 – 2800 calories per day.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005.
1 serving of dairy is equal to:
- 1 cup of milk or yogurt
- 1½ ounces of natural cheese (cheddar cheese)
- 2 ounces of processed cheese (American cheese)
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