How Much Milk Should a Teenager Drink a Day?

The recommended daily intake of milk for a teenager is three to four 8-ounce servings a day, according to Dairy Goodness. The development and growth of bone are highest during the teenage years. Milk and other dairy products supply vital nutrients for healthy maturation.

In addition to calcium, dairy products provide nutrients such as magnesium for muscles and zinc to support the immune system, and other vitamins and minerals, including those essential for glowing skin, great eyesight and regulation of body metabolism. Great ways for dairy intake include yogurt with fruit at breakfast, a slice of cheese on a sandwich for lunch and a glass of warm milk at bedtime.