“Rise and shine, it’s, milk time!” – Anonymous
Milk is globally referred to as complete food because milk is one of the healthiest food items in our daily life. It is enriched with nutrients like Calcium, Protein, Vitamin B2, Iodine, and Potassium, and so on.
Twenty years ago, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, established “World Milk Day”, to recognize the importance of milk as global food and also to celebrate the Dairy Sector.
Theme for World Milk Day 2020
First Milk Day was celebrated in 2001, to spread awareness about the importance of milk in our life. As the theme is not the same for all the nations, different countries celebrate milk day with diverse ideas. The annual celebration happens with a different subject every time. The theme for 2020 is – the 20th Anniversary of World Milk Day.
More about World Milk Day
While promoting the health benefits of milk and dairy products actively, FAO also supports the dairy workers and farmers, and how the dairy sustains livelihoods of more than one billion people.
This year the Global Dairy Platform is hoping to break new records in terms of outreach, participation, and promotion for 20th Anniversary of the World Milk Day. However, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, they don’t recommend holding “in-person” events; but instead, they have suggested focusing efforts on social and traditional media efforts.
According to Global Dairy Platform, to help people to create a positive way of discussion, the 2020 celebrations will start with Enjoy Dairy Rally May 29-31, culminating with World Milk Day on Monday, June 1.
Global Dairy Platform has proposed to encourage people to talk about the benefits of dairy with regards to health and nutrition, affordability and accessibility, and most importantly the Dairy Sector’s passion and commitment to feeding our communities.
You can share your love and views for milk and dairy, by joining the global social media conversation in 2020! You can also catch up on the activities on their social media channel and using #WorldMilkDay and #EnjoyDairy.