Today is World Milk Day, a day created by the United Nations to recognise the importance of milk as a global food.
It’s also a good day to reflect on both the nutritional and economic value our New Zealand dairy farmers are creating every day.
Mindy Wigzell, Fonterra’s Head of Nutrition, says dairy is an important source of nutrition for people all around the world. In fact, 1 billion people enjoy Fonterra dairy products globally.
Here are some top facts about dairy in New Zealand:
Ms Wigzell says milk is much more than just a drink as it contains such a large range of naturally occurring nutrients including high quality protein, calcium, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B12, potassium and phosphorus.
Dairy contributes $12 billion to New Zealand’s economy each year. It directly employs more than 40,000 people across the country and plays a big part in New Zealand’s rural economies and communities.
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Find out more about World Milk Day here: https://worldmilkday.org/