June is National Dairy Month according Joyce Fikri, a dietitian and nutritionist, with the St. Louis Dairy Council. The group is dedicated to reminding the public about the importance of dairy in the diet.
The organization was established in 1932 in St. Louis and now serves around 131 counties in Missouri and Illinois. The first National Dairy Month was in 1937. As part of the month, the organization will be holding educational events throughout the state to raise awareness and honor dairy farmers.
With the hot summer months ahead, Fikri discussed the importance of dairy nutrition. She recommended at least three servings of dairy a day that can be spread out across all three meals.
The primary benefit of dairy is calcium, which is good for the bones and teeth. But according to Fikri, dairy has other benefits that fewer people are aware of.
To find more information about National Dairy Month and the St. Louis Dairy Council can be found on their website by clicking here.