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Origin of June Dairy Month

“Dairy Month” was first established in 1937 as “National Milk Month.” Its goal was to encourage families to drink more milk. Since then, it’s expanded to celebrate all types of dairy products, from ice cream to cheese to yogurt and today, milk alternative options. The Easy Home Meals brand is sponsored by the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, whose June Dairy Month national promotion has shared positive messaging around dairy products for 22 years!

June Dairy Month Sweepstakes

June Dairy Month $10,000 Sweepstakes

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You can join in the June excitement by entering our June Dairy Month $10,000 Sweepstakes. From now through June 30th, you have the chance to win a supermarket gift card valued at $500 or our Grand Prize $1,000 gift card!

Benefits of Dairy

When eaten as part of a balanced diet, dairy can help your bone and cardiovascular health! Many dairy products are rich in calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus, which help build strong and healthy bones. Dairy foods can also contain high levels of potassium, which can help lower blood pressure.

Recipes to Try for June Dairy Month

To help kick off the June Dairy Month promotion in your own kitchen, try the tasty recipes below! They were featured in a recent virtual media tour with our partner Chef Jamie Gwen, highlighting the benefits of shopping in the dairy aisle and creating a myriad of simple recipes right from the dairy aisle.

Bacon Cheddar Scalloped Zucchini Recipe

Discover a delicious twist on a classic dish with our Bacon Cheddar Scalloped Zucchini recipe. This savory side features tender zucchini, crispy bacon, and rich cheddar cheese baked to perfection.

Muffin Pan Lasagna Recipe

Discover a fun twist on a classic dish with this Muffin Pan Lasagna recipe! Perfectly portioned, these mini lasagnas are easy to make, great for meal prep, and ideal for serving at parties or family dinners.

White Chocolate Raspberry Bread Pudding Bites

Indulge in the perfect blend of creamy white chocolate and tangy raspberry with White Chocolate Raspberry Bread Pudding Bites. This delightful, bite-sized dessert combines rich flavors and a soft, luscious texture, ideal for any occasion.

Blistered Cherry Tomato Toast Recipe

Embrace the flavors of summer with these easy, blistered cherry tomato toasts – the perfect light and fresh meal or appetizer for warm weather.

Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Looking for an easy breakfast idea? These Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are a tasty and satisfying way to enjoy a breakfast sandwich at home. Whip up this simple recipe in minutes.

June Dairy Month Fun Facts

Besides making delicious recipes, you can celebrate June Dairy Month by sharing some fun facts about dairy with your family and friends!

Did you know …

  • National Milk Month started in 1937 to encourage more people to drink milk, especially during the summer months. It would be renamed “National Dairy Month” in 1939.
  • Dairy cows eat about 110-120 pounds of food per day.
  • The average American eats about 20 pounds of ice cream each year (that’s roughly 4 gallons of ice cream per person!).
  • The most popular type of cheese in the United States is cheddar cheese.
  • Wisconsin produces the most cheese of any state in the U.S. That’s why they call it America’s Dairyland!

Other ways to participate in June Dairy Month are to check out the delicious products our June Dairy Month sponsoring brands offer!