Low-fat or Fat-free Dairy

Dairy products are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet. Milk, yogurt, and cheese are great sources of protein, vitamins, and minerals that your body needs to build strong bones. Specifically, calcium and vitamin D are two nutrients found in dairy products that work to maintain bone mass. Choose low-fat (1%) and fat-free (skim) milk and dairy products at meal and snack times.

Here are some ways to include more dairy in your diet:

  • Drink low-fat or fat-free milk with meals
  • Try low-fat or fat-free yogurt or cheese for a snack
  • Use low-fat or fat-free milk when baking and cooking
  • Add low-fat or fat-free milk to breakfast cereal

The current WIC food package provides whole milk for children 1-2 years old and 1% or skim milk for women and children two years of age and older. Low-fat cheese, tofu, and yogurt are additional options available. For more information on the WIC food package go to WIC Food Packages.

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