Current Dietary Guidelines recommend those 9 years and older get three servings of dairy every day. The recommendation is two servings of dairy every day for children 2 – 3 years old and 2 ½ servings for children 4 – 8 years old. A serving is considered to be one of the following: 8 ounces of milk, 8 ounces of yogurt, 1 ½ ounces of natural cheese or 2 ounces of processed cheese.