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World Milk Day 2017

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Our partner, the Global Dairy Platform will be coordinating global celebrations on June 1, 2017. We hope to count on all of you to join in by organizing your own #WorldMilkDay event, such events might include:

  • A meal featuring only dairy products
  • A school kid trip to visit a dairy farm
  • A photo contest to select the most photogenic dairy cow
  • Donation of dairy products to a food bank
  • A project with nutritionists to share the important nutritional facts about milk and dairy products
  • A video with dairy farmers working on a development project
  • A physical fitness event fueled by dairy

Sustainable production, processing and consumption of milk and dairy products can do much good for people and the planet, and for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. World Milk Day aims to celebrate the important contributions of the dairy sector to sustainability, economic development, livelihoods and nutrition.

Together, we raise a glass to celebrate the benefits of milk and dairy for our lives. #WorldMilkDay

ABOUT World Milk Day

Since the first World Milk Day was held in 2001, many countries spread throughout the world have participated in the celebrations and the number is growing each year.

Why hold a World Milk Day? The Day provides an opportunity to focus attention on milk and to publicise activities connected with milk and the milk industry. The fact that many countries choose to do this on the same day lends additional importance to individual national celebrations and shows that milk is a global food.

Why 1st June? This date was chosen because a number of countries were already celebrating a national milk day on or around this time. Late May was originally proposed, but some countries, for example China, felt they already had too many celebrations in that month. While most countries hold their celebrations on 1st June, some choose to hold them a week or so before or after this date.

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