National Dairy Month
|June 29, 2012||Posted by Melissa under News, Nutrition, Recipes|
According to the Florida Dairy Farmers’ website, June was declared National Dairy Month in 1939 “to promote drinking milk during the summer months.” There are a number of ways to enjoy milk and milk products like yogurt, cheese, and ice cream, like this yummy Citrus Dream Milkshake recipe.
Milk is full of nutrients. A one cup serving of reduced fat milk (2 percent milkfat) has only 122 calories, 8 grams of protein, is high in calcium, phosphorous and potassium, and contains vitamins A and D (U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 24).
For information about how many servings of dairy products that the USDA recommends, click on Choose My Plate, the year-old servings suggestion guide. To find dairy producers who are members of the “Fresh From Florida” program, check out our searchable database.
How will you celebrate?