Mealtimes and eating habits vary throughout the world, but dietary guidance for dairy food consumption is pretty much the same. Americans tend to fall short of recommended guidelines, while the French comply, according to the American Society for Nutrition.
For example, in France, 97% of the population meets the recommendation for daily dairy intake, while in the United States, only 52% do. Other countries that are doing better than the U.S. in meeting their government’s daily dairy consumptions include Italy (70%) and Spain (62%). Two countries trailing the United States are China (16%) and Brazil (41%).