Are Dairy Foods Budget Friendly?

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  • September 23, 2013

Healthful food doesn’t need to come at a premium.

Since families may be looking to get the most nutrition they can with their food budget these days, here’s something you can feel good about: Milk, cheese and yogurt are naturally nutrient-rich foods that, for the most part, come at a reasonable cost.

In fact, at about 25 cents per serving, milk and other dairy foods are some of the most affordable and nutritious foods you can add to your diet.

Adding one serving of dairy every day can help you get the nutrients you need in an easy, budget friendly way. According to a 2010 study, milk products are one of the lowest cost sources of protein, plus they’re also the lowest cost sources of calcium. Plus, protein and calcium are only two of the nine essential nutrients found in milk, which can benefit your body in a number of ways.

And here’s the best part: There are so many options at the store, that there’s something to work for most people’s budget, taste preferences, health needs and more.