A glass of low-fat milk in the morning, a low-fat cheese sandwich for lunch, and a cup of yogurt after work or the gym. Dairy has long been a fixed staple in our everyday diet. This may seem self-evident, but a lot of work goes into making it happen! Work that is done each and every day by thousands of individuals in the dairy sector. We are proud of this fact, and today we are celebrating it as part of World Milk Day!
Initiated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, World Milk Day has been observed since 2001. Every year on this day, more than 80 countries focus their attention on the importance of milk in a healthy diet—a global celebration of the existence of the dairy sector.
Around the world, billions of people consume milk and other dairy products every day. They do this because milk is delicious and healthy. Dairy is full of important nutrients that we need daily, such as protein, fats, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. Dairy products are also included in the dietary guidelines in almost every country in the world. Want to learn more? Check out our fact sheet “Dairy Recommendations”.
People abroad love Dutch dairy. We are acclaimed for the quality we have been delivering for centuries. The Dutch dairy sector is also therefore an important player on the global market. The sector plays an important role in the global food supply and in the Dutch economy. Check out the fact sheet “Dairy Market Developments” and the interactive dairy export map for more information.