March 2024 Newsletter – National Dairy Month

National Dairy Month is celebrated annually during June to recognize the contributions of the dairy industry and the hardworking dairy farmers behind the milk and dairy products making it to your grocery store shelves every day.  We invite you to share information on National Dairy Month with your shoppers! This year we are focusing on Real Smoothies made with Real Dairy.

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Social Media Assets

Get sample custom social media assets for Facebook and Instagram with nutrition messages for shoppers!

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Recipe Cards

Check out these delicious Smoothie recipes.

They can be made with real milk and yogurt and are perfect for a cooking demonstration!

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Talking Points

For more information on National Dairy Month, please read this blog.

Here is some information on Real Smoothies, Real Dairy:

A smoothie made with real, wholesome milk or yogurt is a delicious way to get high-quality protein and other essential nutrients that your body needs to help fuel your day.

  • Milk makes an excellent base for any smoothie. Milk has a significant amount of protein as well as a powerful package of 13 essential nutrients including calcium, protein, phosphorus, vitamin D, vitamin A, and several B vitamins. Add more or less milk depending on how thick you like your smoothie.
  • Yogurt also makes a great base for a smoothie. Yogurt is another excellent source of protein and 9 essential nutrients. Most yogurts are made with live and active cultures, and some also provide probiotics – or good bacteria – that may help maintain digestive health, boost immunity, fight infection and protect against diseases.
    • Greek yogurt is thicker and creamier in texture because during processing,   liquid whey is strained from the milk solids. Due to this straining process, Greek yogurt is higher in protein, lower in lactose and calcium

Educational Resources

Do you need more information for your shoppers or do you want to refresh your knowledge on smoothies and Greek yogurt?

What’s Available in the Dairy Aisle for Select Stores?

Select retailers are working with American Dairy Association North East’s retail team to include Point of Sale signage and e-commerce campaigns in the dairy aisle and on-line – all about Smoothies and Greek Yogurt.

Signage can be found here:

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Additional Recipes

Explore 50+ dairy forward healthy recipes from the Wholesome Eats category on Savor Recipes featuring milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese and more!

Have questions about dairy?

Check out our list of frequently asked questions to learn how dairy can benefit health.