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UN focuses on milk

Today is World Milk Day, and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations -- which represents 191 member nations -- wants a renewed focus on the nutritious content of milk.

"Milk is a natural and affordable source of important nutrients in our diet. Milk is also incredibly versatile: you can cool it down, heat it up, bake it, blend it or even milk-shake it.

"There are very few other foods that offer such a variety of ways to be enjoyed as part of our daily lives," says Dr Catherine Logan, nutrition manager with the National Dairy Council.