How Many Cup of Milk Your Children Need Per Day?

Children from 2 to 3 years old need two cups of milk per day. At 4 years old, the goal is 2 1/2 cups per day. Calcium requirements increase as children get older, so from 9 years on, children and teenagers need 3 cups of milk per day.

If your children don't like milk, you can hide it in their favorite foods:

  • Blend 1 cup of yogurt/milk into a fruit smoothie (equal to 1 cup of milk)
  • Make mini-pizzas and add 45 g (2/3 cup) of shredded cheese (equal to 1 cup milk)
  • Serve ½ cup custard or mouhalabiyeh or "riz bi halib" made with reduced-fat milk as an occasional treat (equal to ½ cup milk)
  • Offer them 1 cup of laban with mint and cucumber (equal to 1 cup milk)
  • When you are cooking lazagna or nouille, you can add more Tablespoons of powdered milk to add more calcium too. Top it with more shredded cheese.
  • They can eat ice cream rich in milk and calcium too (Sorbet has no milk).


"How Many Cup of Milk Your Children Need per Day?" What to Do When Your Child Won’t Drink Milk. N.p., 29 Sept. 2015. Web. 30 Oct. 2016.