i think it would be good to point out that soy and dairy are 2 food groups that many people have allergies/intolerances to, and that there are other risks associated with high-soy diets (studies show the increases in estrogen caused by soy can lead to increases in many cancers). in terms of low-fat dairy products, there is evidence that the process by which full-fat dairy is stripped of fat can damage the fragile proteins and nutrients, and that its truly best to eat in it natural state (full-fat, unpasturized, and raw) to have access to the nutrients found in milk. in terms of the milk substitutes, it is so important to read the labels as some are nearly as sweet as chocolate milk! almond and rice milk are pretty easy to make at home. maybe you can share a couple recipes for those?