"The month of June is National Dairy Month!"
What is National Dairy Month?
National Dairy month is when we are all reminded the value of drinking milk for our good health and how important dairy products are. National Dairy month is promoted pretty heavily through retail companies running ads for dairy products. It's also a major time health professionals promote good health as well. What are Dairy Products? Find out here.
How can we celebrate National Dairy Month?
School Field Trips
In school, some class rooms learn about milk, cream and how it's made during the month of June. Many schools take field trips to dairies and the kids even get to milk a cow right at the dairy too. Not all schools do this because many schools are not in session during the month of June. Many homeschooled kids go on field trips too. Maybe even more that regular schooled kids. It's not uncommon for homeschoolers to bring all their kids together as a group for a learning day of fun.
Even Sunday school classes take advantage of Dairy month by teaching how God created the animals and how cows provide us with nutritious milk. It's not uncommon for Church to end in a homemade ice cream social in the month of June. June is a great month for it because the weather in the United States is perfect for it. So celebrate National Dairy month by planning your very own outdoor event and enjoy your favorite ice cream recipe. You can't go wrong with milkshake treats. Kids love milkshakes and smoothies. In fact adults do to.
Since June is a favorite month for companies to promote dairy products, it's a fantastic time to find great recipes that use dairy products too. We have some great recipes in our directory ourselves.
Milk is so nutrishious, no wonder it's what nature requires for animals and humans to drink when first born. Milk helps build strong bones and reduces the risk of fractures and osteoporosis. A great start to all life. And you know what.... it's never to late to start drinking milk either. Any age group can bennifit from it! In fact The National Dairy Council who is a leader in nutrition research and education since 1915, tells us that milk builds strong bones for life. "It’s never too early or too late to develop lifestyle habits for healthy bones." they say.
Great Dairy Facts
- Obesity - Lowfat dairy foods such as milk, yogurt and cheese, may help control body fat, according to several studies.
- Women who consumed the most calcium and ate at least 3 servings of dairy foods per day were 80% less likely to be obese than those with the lowest intake.
- A lowfat diet providing 3 servings of lowfat dairy products and 8 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables, significantly lowers blood pressure as much as some medications, especially when combined with a low sodium intake.
- The results of a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine show calcium may help reduce the risk of colon tumors.
Don't Cry over spilt milk day
Did you know we have a holiday in our calendar called "Don't cry over spilled milk day? Yep we sure do. Learn about it here.