National Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to encourage drinking milk.Milk is a great source of vitamin D, vitamin K and calcium; all vital in maintaining the density of bones and are beneficial to muscle growth. It also provides other essential nutrients that can assist in reducing weight especially near the waistline, stopping childhood obesity and more.
Milk is not the only product celebrated during National Dairy Month. More than one-third of all milk produced each year in the U.S. is used to manufacture cheese. Cheese dates back over 4,000 years, according to the International Dairy Foods Association. Cheese thrived in Europe and was a staple in the European diet. It was brought to America by the Pilgrims and quickly spread. Like milk, there are many notable benefits to including cheese in your diet. Cheese contains high quantities of proteins, calcium, and vitamin B.
Surely you read in our previous blog post, What Grocery Stores Are Not Telling You, that buying dairy products at your local grocery store is not always the best option. If you want to celebrate National Dairy Month and go easy on the wallet at the same time, here are some helpful tips.
- Grocery stores rarely have the best price on milk.
- Drug stores and convenience stores price milk up to .50 cents cheaper.
- Check out local specials at surrounding stores. Sometimes grocery stores have included it in their BOGO, weekly ads, etc. Make sure to shop around to find the best deals.
To find out more or get some great tips check out the Dairy Days of Summer website, where you can learn more about food festivals, recipes, and contests all surrounding National Dairy Month.
Martin and David Sher are Co-CEO of AmSher Debt Collection Agency. Martin, a past president of ACA International, is the author of the Collector’s Pledge—signed by hundreds of thousands of collectors all over the world committing to treat people with dignity and respect. David’s past president of the International Association of Commercials Collectors, and with his brother, authored the book, How to collect debts and still keep your customers.