World Milk Day: Theme, History, Significance and Quotes

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Every year, June 1 is marked as World Milk Day to highlight the importance of milk – one of the most produced and valuable agricultural commodities worldwide – as a global food. The day makes people aware about the importance of milk and focus on activities that are associated with the dairy sector.


World Milk Day was established in 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. The objective is to recognise the importance of milk that is one of the most priceless agricultural commodities – as a global food. It is also important to know that dairy sector is responsible for the economic growth of several nations.

World Milk Day 2021 Theme

World Milk Day 2021 focuses on ‘sustainability in the dairy sector along with empowering the environment, nutrition, and socio-economic.’

The aforementioned theme aims to spread more awareness about milk and dairy products in the diet regularly.

Interesting Facts about Milk

It must be mentioned here that milk is produced and consumed in basically all countries and, in most of them, it ranks among the top five agri-commodities in both quantity and value term.

Whole fresh cow milk represents over 82% of global milk production, followed by milk from buffaloes, goats, sheep and camels.

Quotes to celebrate the day

There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies – Winston Churchill

• I love milk so much! I make a point of drinking a glass of milk every day. So now anyone who did those milk ads with the milk moustaches, they’re my heroes – Natalie Portman

How drinking milk can improve your health?

Milk – a rich source of protein, vitamins and minerals – is vital for the smooth functioning of our body as it helps in one’s holistic growth, cellular repair, and regulation of immune system.

Consuming the nutrient-rich fluid has long been associated with healthy bones thanks to its unbeatable mixture of calcium, phosphorus, and potassium – all of which are indispensable for maintaining strong, healthy bones.

Moreover, it can be easily incorporated into your diet. It can also be used in making coffee, oatmeal, soups, and so on.