Dietitians Dish on Milk Products and Your Preschooler: How Much and Which Ones

Uploaded by hnhucommunications on 07.09.2012

Milk products are an important part of your preschooler's diet. They provide calcium,
vitamin D and protein. Canada's Food Guide recommends that preschoolers age 3-5 get two
servings per day. A serving is one 250mL or 8 oz glass of milk,
¾ cup of yogurt, or 1 ½ ounces of cheese, about the size of four dice.
You don't have to give a whole serving at once. Offer smaller servings throughout the
day. And if your child doesn't drink milk, give them fortified soy beverage instead.
Too much milk isn't good either. More than three cups of milk a day can reduce your child's
appetite for other foods. And remember, after the age of 2, you can offer your child lower
fat milk like skim milk, 1% and 2%. For more information, check out our website
and other videos in this series.