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A Closer Look at Shelf Stable Milk for National Dairy Month

June is Dairy Month…serving for more than 70 years as a reminder of the importance of getting more protein- and calcium-rich dairy products into the family’s diet – especially for children. But parents often wonder how to do that when they’re on the go, since dairy products need to remain chilled.

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Shelf stable milk is Grade A fluid milk that requires no refrigeration until the package is opened, thanks to ultra pasteurization and special Tetra Pak cartons that preserve all the wholesome goodness of milk. Now kids can get the vitamins and nutrients of milk anytime, anywhere!

The unique combination of pasteurizing milk at an ultra high temperature (UHT), and then packaging it in a Tetra Pak carton, results in milk that is shelf safe. Ultra-pasteurization eliminates bacteria and Tetra Pak carton packaging keeps out light, air and harmful contaminants. Also called shelf stable milk.

Shelf stable milk, like regular milk, builds strong bones, lowers blood pressure, and reduces the risk of diabetes and some cancers. A carton (8 oz.) of shelf safe milk has 8 grams of protein and 9 essential nutrients – calcium, Vitamins A, D and B12, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, riboflavin, niacin and zinc – nearly half of the daily recommended vitamins intake!

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According to the Journal of Pediatrics, dairy and calcium intakes are inadequate in most four- to 18-year-olds. Now it’s easy to substitute a healthy beverage choice when you’re away from home, anytime, anywhere.

With handy single-serving and 32-oz. cartons of shelf stable milk, there’s no need to ever run out. Keep a few 32-oz. cartons handy for recipes. Stock an assortment of low fat and whole milk so you’ll have what you need for a recipe.

It’s a convenient and healthy way to get the nutrition from milk on car trips, while camping, at the park…even at the beach. Freeze a few cartons the night before and toss into a sports bag, picnic basket or cooler, and it will be the right temperature when you’re ready to drink it.

It’s ideal for your family emergency kit, so when you can’t get to a store, you’ll have nutritious milk for everyone. Just remember to replace it twice a year – like daylight savings time, when you’re checking your smoke alarm batteries.

According to the Journal of Pediatrics, dairy and calcium intakes are inadequate in most four- to 18-year-olds. A carton (8 oz.) of shelf safe milk has eight grams of protein and nine essential nutrients. Now it’s easy to substitute a healthy beverage choice when you’re away from home, anytime, anywhere.

My kids are big milk drinkers, and can’t get enough of this milk! They especially love the chocolate milk, but they gobbled up the plain milk as well!

I was dubious about the quality of the shelf stable milk. Isn’t milk supposed to be refrigerated?

But this milk satisfied their tummies and made them just as happy as the milk we normally drink!   It’s great to have a healthy on-the-go option for my children!

Here are a few ways to celebrate National Dairy Month in June:

  • Download a Cow Calendar with fun facts about dairy cows
  • Enter our “Where is your Milk Unleashed?” photo contest and show us an unlikely place your family enjoys shelf safe milk.  You could win a month’s worth of shelf safe milk
  • Check out some tips for getting kids to drink more milk.

Learn more by visiting www.milkunleashed.com. 

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One Comment

  1. Thanks for the info! We are always scrambling to find milk on trips and long shopping days. We end up looking for a mc donalds while my baby is screaming because his water is not good enough. This is perfect for future Vegas trips! 😉

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