Cheese now accounts for largest share of dairy cup-equivalents in U.S. diets

Cheese now accounts for largest share of dairy cup-equivalents in U.S. diets

Dairy products available for consumption after adjusting for losses totaled 1.5 cup-equivalents of dairy products per person per day in 1977 and in 2017—half the recommended amount for a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet. While overall quantity is the same, the mix has changed. Loss-adjusted availability of fluid milk has fallen from 0.9 to 0.5 cup per person per day, while loss-adjusted cheese availability has doubled.


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