Diabetic Diet (cont.)


Milk provides carbohydrate, protein, calcium, vitamins, and minerals.

The Food Pyramid, with the milk and yogurt section enlarged to show drawings of a cup of milk, a carton of milk, and a cup of yogurt.

How much is a serving of milk

Example of 1 serving of milk: 1 cup fat-free or low-fat yogurt or 1 cup skim or 1 percent milk.

Note: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have four to five servings of milk each day.

Print out this chart. Then fill in the blanks with how many servings of milk to have at meals and snacks.

1. How many servings of milk do you now have each day?
I have _____ milk and yogurt servings each day.

2. Go back to "How much should I eat each day" to check how many servings of milk to have each day.
I will have ___________ milk and yogurt servings each day.

3. I will have this many servings of milk at

Breakfast______ Snack ______
Lunch______ Snack ______
Dinner______ Snack ______

A diabetes teacher can help you with your meal plan.

What are healthy ways to have milk?

  • Drink fat-free (skim) or low-fat (1%) milk.
  • Eat low-fat or fat-free fruit yogurt sweetened with a low-calorie sweetener.
  • Use low-fat plain yogurt as a substitute for sour cream.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/7/2014

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