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Parents Guide - List Of Dairy Drinks And Foods

Maggie LaBarbera • RN, MBA • Nov 12, 2012

The dairy food group is made of all foods that are predominantly made from milk.

Most milk products are found in the refrigerated section of the supermarket.  These foods are usually pasteurized and have a specific shelf life so always check the date.  Once milk is opened, it can spoil easily if not kept refrigerated.

There are some milk products that are kept in the freezer section like ice cream and frozen yogurt.  

Some packaged milk products like ready to eat puddings made with milk and canned or powdered milk will be found on the shelf.  These milk products have been specially preserved so they do not need to go into the refrigerator until opened.


Here is a list of the foods you can find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.


milk drinks calcium foods


Whole Milk - Milk has 3% fat
2% Fat Milk - Milk has 2% fat
Low Fat Milk - Milk has 1% fat
Fat-Free Milk  - Milk has 0% fat
Whole Lactose Reduced Milk
2% Fat  Lactose Reduced Milk
Fat-Free  Lactose Reduced Milk
Whole Lactose-Free Milk
2% Fat  Lactose-Free Milk
Fat-Free  Lactose-Free Milk
Powdered (Dry) Milk 
Nonfat Powdered (Dry) Milk
Evaporated Milk
Skimmed (nonfat) Evaporated Milk
Chocolate Flavored Milk
Strawberry Flavored Milk


cheese foods milk group

Hard Natural Cheeses:
Soft Cheeses:
Cottage Cheese
Processed Cheeses:


dairy foods yogurt for families

Whole Milk Yogurt
Low Fat Yogurt
Fat-Free Yogurt
Whole Milk Fruit Yogurt
Low Fat Fruit Yogurt
Fat-Free Fruit Yogurt
Greek Plain Yogurt
Greek Low Fat Yogurt
Greek Nonfat Yogurt
Drinkable Yogurt
Lowfat Drinkable Yogurt






















Calcium-Fortified Products

spinach foods high in calcium

Calcium-Fortified Soy Milk
Calcium-Fortified Orange Juice
Calcium-Fortified Cereals
Tofu Processed With Calcium
Canned Salmon With Bones

Milk-Based Desserts

ice cream dairy food group

Milk-Based Desserts:

Whole Milk Puddings
2%  Milk Puddings
Ice milk
Frozen Yogurt
Lowfat Frozen Yogurt
ice Cream
Low Fat ice Cream























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Written by Maggie LaBarberaWritten on Nov 12, 2012Last updated on Oct 15, 2013




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