June - National Dairy Month
Take a cow to lunch. Better yet, just have some yogurt, milk or cheese - for lunch, breakfast, and dinner. Three servings a day are what the experts recommend for the right amount of calcium and nine essential vitamins and minerals that can build strong bones and healthy bodies. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that most Americans get only half the recommended three servings of milk and milk products each day. Roughly half of all adult women do not even drink one glass of milk a day. The USDA also says that the average teen drinks 868 cans of soft drinks per year (more than two cans a day!) and is also not getting enough calcium daily.