WHAT: 3-A-Day of Dairy – 3 daily servings of milk, cheese or yogurt – is an easy way for
families to get a powerful punch of nutrients to help build stronger bones and
WHY: Research shows that Americans are getting only half of the recommended 3
servings of dairy they need each day. To help make people aware of the health benefits of including 3 servings of dairy in their daily diet, the National Dairy Council® launched 3-A-Day of Dairy in January 2003.
HOW: 3-A-Day of Dairy is as easy as 1-2-3:
1) Look for the 3-A-Day of Dairy logo on packages of milk, cheese and yogurt showing they are excellent sources of calcium and good sources of protein.
2) Enjoy your favorite varieties of milk, snackable cheeses and portable yogurt. Reduced-fat, low-fat and fat-free varieties are readily available in the dairy case to meet your taste and nutrition needs.
3) Take a “3 p.m. Break” every day. Use this time as a reminder to tally your dairy servings. If falling short, it’s a good time to work in another one.