Every year on June 1st, people from around the world celebrate World Milk Day. This day was originally organized in 2001 by the United Nations to bring attention to the milk industry and it’s importance worldwide.
Why Is Milk So Important?
Milk and dairy products are an important food and should be a staple of every diet around the world. Milk contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy growth and the development of strong bones and teeth and it is an excellent source of protein. Milk can supply these important nutrients in an easily attainable and easily consumable form. Milk is derived from different source all around the world. Cow’s milk is the most common however buffalo, camels and goats also produce valuable milk.
The milk industry is an important one as it provides resources and economic opportunities to small local farmers and villages in developing countries while also providing an important food source.
Due to the fact that milk is such a valuable source of nutrition, many schools have started implementing programs to offer their students milk while at school. These programs have been very successful worldwide and are providing children with an excellent source of nutrition.
For more information on World Milk Day or to find out how you can get involved visit the website of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations .
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