Economic Research Report No. (ERR-300) 42 pp

October 2021

Examining the Decline in U.S. Per Capita Consumption of Fluid Cow’s Milk, 2003–18

U.S. per capita consumption of fluid milk is declining. USDA, ERS researchers examine how consumption among children, teenagers, and adults changed over the years 2003 through 2018, including changes in the amounts of milk that each group consumed as a beverage, added to cereal, and added to other types of beverages like coffee and tea.

Keywords: Dairy products, diet quality, dietary trends, nutrition, fluid milk, yogurt, cheese, National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES)

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