Originally supported by the National Dairy Council (NDC), June Dairy Month was established to help stabilize dairy demand during periods of peak production. During its first two years, 1937 and 1938, it was called National Milk Month and ran from June 10 to July 10. From calcium to potassium, dairy products may help to better manage your weight, reduce your risk for high blood pressure, osteoporosis and certain cancers.
According to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA),
National Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. It was initially created to stabilize the dairy demand when production was at a surplus, but has now developed into an annual tradition that celebrates the contributions the dairy industry has made to the world After the National Dairy Council stepped in to promote the cause, the name soon changed to “Dairy Month.”
Are you inspired to visit a dairy farm or to write something to promote National Dairy Month, by letting others know the importance and health benefits of these amazing dairy products? What are some of your favorite dairy ingredients that you use when baking or cooking? If you live or work on a farm, what do you enjoy most about the experience?
Happy National Dairy Month!