As children begin participating in summer activities their consumption of milk goes down according to those in the industry. To combat that problem, June has been designated as National Dairy Month and Erin Rich, a Nutrition Educator with the St. Louis District Dairy Council says milk should be a major part of our diet.

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Rich also says that buying milk "alternatives" in the grocery store may seem like a good idea but that it actually costs almost twice as much as purchasing regular milk. For more information about National Dairy Month you can visit www.stldairycouncil.org

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