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June Kicks Off Dairy Month Celebrations

June 4, 2012

With the turn of the calendar, the time has come again for arguably the most important month observed by dairy farmers, processors, retailers, consumers, and others throughout the industry: June Dairy Month. Since 1939, June has been celebrated as National Dairy Month, honoring the important role the dairy industry has played in the economic and nutritional well-being of Americans. On June 14, 2010, Congress unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution that officially recognized June as National Dairy Month.

As most in the industry are aware, milk is a unique, complete nutrient package and is a good or excellent source of nine essential nutrients. In fact, milk is the top contributor in the average diet for calcium, phosphorus, Vitamin D and potassium. Milk provides three of the five nutrients of concern for children and adolescents: calcium, potassium, and magnesium. All milks – whole, low-fat, fat-free, flavored and lactose-free – are naturally excellent sources of calcium.

Throughout the month, raise a glass of ice-cold milk and toast America’s dairy farmers who make it possible to enjoy an abundance of fresh, delicious products – like milk, cheese, and yogurt – every single day.