Dairy Products

Label Reading Guidelines:

  • 1% or less milk, cottage cheese, yogurt
  • 2 grams fat or less per serving frozen dairy dessert

Servings Per Day:
2 or 3 (4 or 5 for growing children)

Serving Sizes:

  • 8 ounces milk
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 8 ounces yogurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen dairy dessert

Helpful Hints:

  •    Lactose-free 1% or nonfat milk is available in most supermarkets
  •    The following products can be used in these amounts:
    2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
    1 tablespoon light sour cream
    2 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese
    2 tablespoons non-dairy creamers

Note: If your blood sugar and/or triglycerides are high, choose “no sugar added” or
sugar-free low fat frozen dairy desserts.

Food Groups


Dairy Products




Special Desserts/Baked Goods

Other Dietary Restrictions

Summary of Limits