By Elizabeth Uwandu
In its quest to celebrate the World Milk Day, Peak Milk has invested in students practical ways of preparing delicacies with milk. Pooling over 4,000 students from 10 schools in Lagos at Lagos Television, LTV, Agidingbi, the Marketing Manager, Peak Milk, Mrs. Dolapo Otegbayi, said “We are here to talk about milk and its importance to children.”
She said that the objective is to inform the world various things we can use milk for apart from the common usual things we use it for. According to her, World Milk Day, which has been observed on June 1st each year since 2001, is a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognise the importance of milk as a global food.
She explained that the day was intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the milk industry.
Otegbayi who noted that milk is one of the vitamin sources, pointed out that it also helps in developing growth in children and physical performance.
She said “Apart from the common ways of consuming Peak Milk, it could also be used to prepare other meals like replacing the water you use in preparing wheat. Peak milk is one of the cheapest sources of protein that we have around. It helps in calcium and general development of children.” She noted that if we do not start talking about the importance of milk in our meal, a time will come when milk will be missing in our meals.
“Countries in Europe which consume milk constantly have average height of 5.7. Kenya also is not left from the countries in Africa that have benefited from the consumption of milk.” Peak recognizes pocket of Nigerians that is why we have various prices ranging from N30, N50 etc.