How to Get More Dairy Into Your Child’s Meals

Dairy is an essential part of your child’s diet, so here are 5 easy ways to incorporate it into breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Here's how to get more dairy into every one of your child's meals.

Your child’s health is important to you. Whether it’s helping them grow big and strong, keeping them safe against illnesses or bacteria, or making sure they have enough energy to get through the day, dairy can be one of your best assets when it comes to their well-being.

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Milk and eggs are packed full of essential protein, calcium, riboflavin, and vitamin B12, and can easily be enjoyed at your breakfast (and dinner) tables. Low-fat dairy foods can also help you fight childhood obesity, too, because they’re great for burning fat. Products such as Greek yogurt, mozzarella, and cottage cheese contain very little amounts of carbohydrates and a large amount of good bacteria that help promote a healthy gut, which in turns promotes satiety and healthy digestion.


While a yogurt on the go for breakfast and a glass at milk at dinner may be the norm, there are other easy and delicious ways to incorporate dairy into your child’s diet. Dishes like Peach and Carrot Muffins, Barbecue Mac and Cheese, and Pasta with Greek Yogurt Tomato Sauce are all packed with nutrition and dairy, not to mention flavor that your child will like. Try some of these recipes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and start putting more dairy into all of your child’s meals.