Cel­e­bra­tion of World Milk Day

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Mon­day, 1st June is World Milk Day. Since 2001 this spe­cial day, which orig­i­nally was es­tab­lished by the FAO (Food and Agri­cul­tural Or­ga­ni­za­tion) of the United Na­tions, has been cel­e­brated an­nu­ally around the world on the first of June. World Milk Day is cel­e­brated to in­crease public aware­ness of milk and milk prod­ucts as an im­por­tant nu­tri­tional source.

Milk is unique be­cause it is, by na­ture, one of the most nu­tri­tion­ally com­plete foods. It pro­vides es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents: pro­teins, vi­ta­mins B2 and B12 and min­er­als such as cal­cium. In or­der to get enough of th­ese nu­tri­ents, Health Au­thor­i­ties there­fore ad­vise drink­ing or eat­ing ap­prox­i­mately 500 ml of dairy a day. This is the equiv­a­lent of three glasses of milk per per­son per day.

Dutch Lady cel­e­brates World Milk Day in many coun­tries world­wide in­clud­ing Saint Lu­cia. For the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year Peter & Com­pany Ltd., lo­cal agents for Dutch Lady, will cel­e­brate this day by invit­ing fam­i­lies and chil­dren to the Hol­land Fun Farm and by spread­ing the word about the good­ness of milk. The cel­e­bra­tion will be on the Derek Walt­cott Square, Cas­tries on Mon­day, 1st June from 1pm to 3pm. In the Hol­land Fun Farm there, chil­dren can ex­pe­ri­ence milk­ing a cow and colour or play the spi­ral game “From Grass to Glass.” A pho­tog­ra­pher will also be present so that pa­trons can get their pic­tures taken with a de­sign of the Hol­land Fun Farm, to take home as a sou­venir from the World Milk Day cel­e­bra­tion.

“Milk is an im­por­tant part of a healthy bal­anced diet and World Milk Day pro­vides the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to spread the word and to also let chil­dren ex­pe­ri­ence where Dutch Lady milk comes from. We have there­fore or­ga­nized a va­ri­ety of in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren where they can si­mul­ta­ne­ously have fun and learn more about the her­itage of milk. Dur­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties pa­trons can also sam­ple some of our de­li­cious Dutch Lady milk” said Chenelle Bai­ley, Brand Manager for Dutch Lady milk. Ms. Bai­ley prom­ises a fun-filled event which will be both en­light­en­ing and re­ward­ing.

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