Dairy part of a balanced diet

What counts as a serve of milk, yogurt and cheese

A serve from the dairy foods group is a cup (250ml) of milk, three-quarters of a cup (200g) yogurt, two slices (40g) of cheese, half a cup (120g) of ricotta cheese.

The Australian Dietary Guidelines advise that more than half of your intake should be reduced-fat varieties. Reduced-fat milk is not suitable as a drink for children under 2 years.

With a wide variety of dairy foods available, enjoying your recommended amount every day is easy.

Visit our Healthy Recipes section for recipes and ideas on how to include enough serves of dairy foods in your healthy eating plan.