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Yemeni children learn the importance of milk consumption (Local).

SANA'A, July 12__Tetra Pak Arabia, the leading food processing and packaging company and its customers recently organized a daylong World Milk Day event, at the Fun City in Sana'a.

The event was aimed at raising awareness about the importance of milk protected in long-life carton packages. It was open to children and families, all of whom participated in a range of fun activities and a variety of interactive games all centered on the topic of healthy and nutritious milk. In order to promote the habit of drinking milk, free samples of long-life milk was distributed on this occasion.

"This is the second year Tetra Pak Arabia and its customers have organized an event to celebrate World Milk Day in Yemen. At Tetra Pak, we believe it is our responsibility to raise awareness about the importance of drinking milk. World Milk Day has provided us an opportunity to educate children and parents through interactive and educational activities", said Jose Maria Hernandez, Liquid Dairy Products Category Manager, Tetra Pak Arabia.

According to a study released last year by researchers at Environ International Corp., the University of Vermont, and the National Dairy Council, milk contains nine essential nutrients and vitamins including protein, vitamins A, D, and B12, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, niacin, zinc, and magnesium.

The Director of the School Nutrition Project at the Ministry of Education in Yemen has revealed that Yemen has the lowest per capita consumption of liquid dairy products in the region, with 12 liters. The highest is Qatar, with 107, UAE with 90, and KSA with 54.

The Yemen Milk Carnival event was part of Tetra Pak Arabia's ongoing drive to raise awareness about the health benefits of packaged milk products in the region.

The company has also organized similar awareness raising activities in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain.

There are many countries have celebrated the first World Milk Day since 200. Taking place on the 1st June every year, the World Milk Day is promoted by Food & Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)....

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Publication:Yemen Times (Sana'a, Yemen)
Date:Jul 29, 2009
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