WHAT'S in the dairy group
A wide range of milk and yoghurt products are available with varying levels of fat. Milk can be fresh, dried, evaporated, or UHT (long life). Cheese is usually high in kilojoules, saturated fat and salt and is best limited to 2-3 times a week. However, some cheeses also have reduced levels of fat and salt. Examples of milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternatives include:
- Milks - All reduced fat or full cream milks, plain and flavoured, long life milks, powdered milk, evaporated milk, soy beverages (fortified with at least 100mg calcium/100mL)
- Yoghurt - All yoghurts including reduced fat or full cream, plain and flavoured, soy yoghurt (calcium fortified)
- Cheese - All hard cheeses, reduced or full fat for example cheddar, red Leicester, Gloucester, Edam, Gouda Soy cheeses (calcium fortified).