1 June is World Milk Day and along with our Professional Development partner Saputo Dairy Australia we wanted to celebrate! World Milk Day was launched in 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to recognise the importance of milk as a global food. This year, the theme is sustainability in the dairy sector with a focus around environment, nutrition and socio-economics.
So please raise a glass of milk to celebrate World Milk Day 2021!
A glass of milk is a simple pleasure – not only is it udderly delicious, but also incredibly nutritious – chock full of vitamins and nutrients. Milk is such a versatile food, not only as a simple tasty drink, but used on brekkie cereals or your morning cuppa, or for yummy smoothies. It’s also the building block for other deliciousness, like butter, cheese and yoghurt, as well as its vital use in cooking and baking.
We’ve curated a collection of information to bring World Milk Day into your classroom or home.
- Dairy farming is one of the world’s largest agricultural endeavours – watch this video from Sharon who supplies milk to Saputo Dairy Australia from her farm in beautiful Bodalla on the NSW south coast, to learn more about dairy farming.
- Find out about the students from Bulimba State School’s incredible award-winning cheese-making efforts.
- Dairy Australia has created a suite of informative curriculum-linked resources for Foundation to Year 8.
- And we wouldn’t want you to miss out on Jody and Susanna Haberle’s scene-stealing cows from World Milk Day 2020!
Of course it wouldn’t be a celebration without the food, so here are some recipes to try at home or in the classroom, showing off just how integral and versatile milk is:
To find out more about World Milk Day visit: www.worldmilkday.org.
Thanks once again to Saputo Dairy Australia, whose incredible support has been critical in the Foundation continuing our professional development – delivered online – allowing us to reach the kitchen garden community no matter where they are located.
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