World Milk Day has been observed every year on June 1st for the past 16 years as an initiative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
This annual activity provides the opportunity to focus attention on milk and activities of the milk industry.
For the third year local agent for Dutch Lady Milk, Jonas Browne & Hubbard (G’da) Limited teamed up with Friesland Campina, producers of Dutch Lady Milk, to observe World Milk Day at Progress Park.
Some 1,000 primary and secondary school students together with their teachers and other stakeholders were in attendance including the Curriculum Development Officer in the Ministry of Education, Pamela Courtney, who emphasised the importance of initiatives as World Milk Day and applauded this undertaking by Hubbard’s as a good corporate citizen.
Courtney thrilled the gathering with an Extempore on the event which took place in the Big Parish and the goodness of milk.
Community Nutrition Supervisor at the Grenada Food and Nutrition Council, Lydia Browne reminded students that milk is a complete food and is far more nutritious than artificial drinks like sodas and other beverages.
She also encouraged the young ones to drink milk since it aids in the building of strong bones and teeth.
Manager of Hubbard’s Agency, Margaret Roberts who delivered the feature address echoed similar sentiments and reiterated Hubbard’s commitment to nation building, as part of its social responsibility.
According to Roberts, the local company is extremely proud to contribute to the lives of the nation’s youth by promoting a healthy product such as Dutch Lady Milk.
The ceremony climaxed as the Staff of Hubbard’s shared the goodness of milk along with cookies.
They enjoyed the “Dutch Lady” Fun Farm where they had an opportunity to milk the “cows” and bounce around in the “Dutch Lady” bouncing castle.
Students and teachers also benefited from promotional items throughout the event.