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Monday, June 17, 2013

Dairy Celebration - June is Dairy Month!

The month of June is Dairy Month.  This is a great reminder of the importance of getting more protein-and calcium-rich dairy products into the family’s diet – especially for children. But parents often wonder how to do that when they’re on the go, since dairy products need to remain chilled.

Milk Unleashed is an educational campaign about shelf safe milk.  This is a great solution when you’re on the go, especially with summer activities. It is Grade A milk that doesn’t require refrigeration until it’s opened (no preservatives added). Single-serving milk boxes – similar to juice boxes – can be stored in the pantry for up to six months without refrigeration. It’s a convenient and healthy way to get the nutrition from milk on car trips, while camping, at the park…even at the beach. 

We even freeze a few cartons the night before and toss into a sports bag, picnic basket or cooler.  It will be the right temperature when you’re ready to drink it.  This is also a great item to have on-hand in your emergency kit.  Californians keep emergency kits handy for earthquake preparedness.  If you are in an area prone to hurricanes and tornado be sure to keep a 3 to 5-day supply of shelf safe dairy products for emergency preparedness along with your other emergency supplies. 

According to the Journal of Pediatrics, dairy and calcium intakes are inadequate in most four- to 18-year-olds. A carton (8 oz.) of shelf safe milk has eight grams of protein and nine essential nutrients. Now it’s easy to substitute a healthy beverage choice when you’re away from home, anytime, anywhere.

Here are a few ways to celebrate Dairy Month in June:

For more ideas, visit www.MilkUnleashed.com 

Shelf safe milk – an on the go essential!

The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends milk and water as the healthiest beverages to give toddlers age one to three.* Thanks to shelf safe milk, it’s easy to take nutritious milk on the go.

Shelf safe milk is real, Grade A milk that is ultra pasteurized,  packaged in a shelf safe Tetra Pak milk box (similar to a juice box or carton of soup) and doesn’t require refrigeration until opened (no preservatives added). Single-serving milk boxes – similar to juice boxes – can be stored in the pantry for up to six months without refrigeration.  Perfect to toss into the diaper bag, purse or keep a few in the car. We call it Milk Unleashed!  

More and more brands are offering handy single-serving cartons in 1%, 2% and whole milk. It’s a convenient and healthy snack anytime, anywhere. Check us out at www.MilkUnleashed.com –our educational campaign about shelf safe milk.

By the way, milk is a great drink for teen girls.  During puberty it is essential to get more calcium and stay away from sugar soft drinks or fruit juices. Calicium has been shown to help alleviate PMS symptoms so stock up and be sure your teens are getting enough milk and calcium in their diets.

Milk - it's GOOD for you!

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