The Leader's Eleanore Hopgood and Ella Pryor celebrating World Milk Day.

Communities around the world are being encouraged to celebrate World Milk Day, to highlight the importance of dairy to the global economy, farmer’s livelihoods and people’s health.

The United Nations has declared June 1 as World Milk Day, recognising dairy’s contribution to the well-being of children and adults across the globe, as well as sustaining regional communities.

Celebrate in whichever way that might be, such as drinking coffee, using milk as an ingredient in their favourite smoothie or meal, or just drinking it straight from the carton!

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Dairy foods are one of the five recommended food groups according to the Australian Dietary Guidelines and research supports the role of dairy as an important part of a balanced diet.

All types of milk, cheese and yoghurt are associated with numerous health benefits, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension and type 2 diabetes.

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