June is National Dairy Month, Ice Cream Anyone?
The month of June is Dairy Month, 30 days to promote the health and financial benefits of dairy products and the dairy industry. Dairy products are a great source of calcium and vitamin D, and also provide protein to your diet.
Farming is a big industry in our state, and many of the dairy foods that you consume are produced close to home.
I love a big glass of ice-cold milk on a hot day, especially chocolate milk! Cheese is produced in many places in Michigan and ice cream is a summertime favorite. I love Rocky Road and Moose Tracks. Butter is also made from dairy, I prefer to use the real stuff when I bake instead of the artificial ingredients found in “butter substitutes.” It may have a few more calories, but I know where butter comes from.
Enjoy a big glass of cold milk, an ice cream cone, or a chocolate chip cookie made with real butter. Celebrate National Dairy Month with natural, locally made products. www.nfraweb.org