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World milk day theme 2024

World Milk Day 2024 | History & Theme | Importance of Milk

World Milk Day is celebrated annually on June 1st with a World Milk Day Theme. This day aims to recognize the importance of milk as a global food and to celebrate the dairy sector. The day also highlights the nutritional benefits of milk and dairy products. Moreover, it highlights the importance of milk in healthy diets and livelihoods. It also highlights the economic importance of the dairy industry. On the other hand, the History of World Milk Day relates to FAO.

World Milk Day Theme 2024

Each year, World Milk Day focuses on a specific World Milk Day theme. This year, the World Milk Day theme is ‘’Let’s celebrate Nutritious and Sustainable Dairy’’. This theme emphasizes the importance of dairy products in providing quality nutrition worldwide. It also highlights dairy products’ accessibility, affordability, and nutrient density. The celebration includes social media campaigns using the hashtags #WorldMilkDay and #EnjoyDairy. The theme highlights the dairy sector’s commitment to sustainable practices.

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World milk day theme 2024

History of World Milk Day

History of World Milk Day links to FAO. This Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The day highlights the importance of milk as a global food and celebrates the dairy sector. The International Dairy Federation (IDF) organized the first World Milk Festival in 1971. The aim was to raise awareness of the vitality of milk. Later, In 1984, the Food and Agriculture Organization declared milk essential. After that FAO declaration, many countries started celebrating this Day on national levels globally. In 2001, FAO designated World Milk Day officially.

Importance of Milk – Nutritional Benefits of Milk

Milk has long been recognized as a valuable part of the human diet. It offers numerous health and nutritional benefits to humans. Milk contains 87 percent water and 13 percent solids. However, Milk is a rich source of calcium, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Moreover, Milk fat contains fat-soluble vitamins. This nutritional value is the base of the nutritional benefits of milk.

Calcium helps in the development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth. Moreover, adequate calcium intake helps to prevent osteoporosis. Milk also provides high-quality protein. Furthermore, this protein contains all essential amino acids for the body’s growth, repair, and maintenance.

Details about Milk Composition and Nutritional Value

Besides Protein and calcium, milk also contains other essential nutrients such as vitamin D, vitamin B12, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium.

There are also various nutritional benefits of milk products. Milk is the base for a wide range of dairy products. These products include cheese, yogurt, butter, and cream. On the other hand, dairy farming is a significant part of the agricultural economy in many countries. It provides employment and supports rural communities.

Some individuals are lactose intolerant and cannot digest lactose, the sugar in milk. For these individuals, lactose-free milk or plant-based alternatives like almond, soy, or oat milk are available. Camel milk is also found appropriate for lactose-tolerant people as it contains lower levels of lactose.

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Dr. Jassar Aftab is a qualified Veterinarian having expertise in veterinary communication. He is a renowned veterinary Journalist of Pakistan. He is veterinary columnist, veterinary writer and veterinary analyst. He is the author of three books. He has written a number of articles and columns on different topics related to livestock, dairy, poultry, wildlife, fisheries, food security and different aspects of animal sciences and veterinary education.

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