Dutch Lady celebrates World Milk Day

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

“What are cookies without milk?” That is a rhetorical question the Dutch Lady asks. The history of “World Milk Day” originates in 2001, led by the United Nations, and since then, it is celebrated internationally and across the Caribbean. Adapted in 2012, it has been celebrated annually, and on Wednesday, June 1st, the Dutch Lady crew of Santiago Castillo brought the party to the island. Several schools: San Pedro Roman Catholic School, Holy Cross Anglican School, Ambergris Caye Elementary and Isla Bonita, and the general public made their way to the Central Park to learn about the positive benefits of the popular drink.Dutch Lady celebrates World Milk Day-5
A ‘farm’ was set up with a replica of a cow, allowing children to milk the cow’s simulated udders. Students were also treated to samples of Dutch Lady Milk, cookies and received a surprise bag of Dutch Lady products that included a coloring book and crayons. A bounce house was the center of attraction for the children, and the milk samples gave them the strength to jump high in the air and bounce around.Dutch Lady celebrates World Milk Day-2
Milk contributes to be one of the many dairy products we love today: cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and the list goes on. Milk is known to contain calcium, which is needed to strengthen bones, and is an excellent source of protein, zinc and contains B vitamins.Dutch Lady celebrates World Milk Day-7
“We wanted people to know that Dutch Lady takes pride in selling quality milk. We teach the kids the ‘grass to glass’ concept, where we assure that our cows are taken care of in order to produce good milk” said Aisha Trapp Rudon, Marketing Manager at Santiago Castillo Ltd.

Santiago Castillo thanks the students, teachers, and the general public that participated in the event. Dutch Lady products are available for sale at Island City Supermarket located on Coconut Drive.

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