It’s (Almost) World Milk Day!

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June is a favorite at The Dairy Alliance, and for good reason! National Dairy Month is the time of the year for all areas of the dairy industry to be highlighted. With fun events, educational farming tours, and more, National Dairy Month kicks off the summer with a toast to dairy. But there are more dairy holidays in June than National Dairy Month. The month kicks off with honoring the deliciousness and benefits of milk on World Milk Day, celebrated each June 1.

In 2001, World Milk Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Recognizing the importance of milk as a global food and to celebrate the dairy industry, the benefits of milk and all dairy products are shared each year around the world. It is a fantastic opportunity to properly enter National Dairy Month and its festivities. 

Celebrate the Benefits of Milk on World Milk Day

  • Toast the day with a glass of milk. It’s important to celebrate dairy in the hottest months of the year. Milk is one of the best beverages for hydration. Milk’s natural electrolytes, carbohydrates, and high-quality protein make it more effective at improving hydration status and keeping you hydrated longer than water and sports drinks.
  • Plan a visit to a local dairy farm. Your local farm may even offer its own products, like ice cream from its creamery, delicious, fresh flavored milk, or cheese blocks you’ll want to sink your teeth into. 
  • If you have lactose intolerance, learn what lactose intolerance is and how you can incorporate your favorite dairy foods into your diet. You can still raise a glass of lactose-free milk today. 
  • It does not matter if you want to have a sip of or bite into World Milk Day. To recognize the day, head to the kitchen to make these milk-based recipes
  • Milk is delicious and nutritious, earning plenty of fans across the Southeast. Discover these 13 reasons to love milk
  • While a longer watch, More to the Moo is a great overview of the dairy industry, sharing sustainability efforts, farming practices, nutrition information, and more. Check out the video below to understand how milk fits into your local community. 

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