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Fluid Milk Substitution Nutrient Requirements

Fluid milk substitution nutrient requirements as outlined in Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations), Section 210.10(m)(3).

Fluid Milk Substitution Nutrient Requirements as outlined in Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations), Section 210.10(m)(3):

Presently, a list of manufacturers’ brands that meet the nutrient requirement for non-dairy fluid milk substitutions is not available. Instead, please compare the nutrition facts label of the product with the amounts in the percentage Reference Daily Intake (RDI) column below to determine if the product is an acceptable fluid milk substitute.

Column 1: Nutrients that must be contained in the product

Column 2: Nutrient requirements as stated in the federal regulations

Column 3: RDI for the nutrient

Column 4: Percent RDI (except for protein, the percent RDI is what is listed on the Nutrition Facts Label)

Nutrient Requirements as Stated
in Federal Regulations
(Per cup)


276 mg

1000 mg



8 g*

50 g


Vitamin A

500 IU

5000 IU


Vitamin D

100 IU

400 IU



24 mg

400 mg



222 mg

1,000 mg



349 mg

3,500 mg



0.44 mg

1.7 mg


Vitamin B-12

1.1 mcg

6 mcg


*An acceptable fluid milk substitution must contain, at a minimum, the amounts in the percentage RDI column.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Friday, October 13, 2017
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