VERNON HILLS, Ill., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In commemoration of National Dairy Month in June, Tetra Pak, a leader in sustainable dairy packaging, is encouraging American families to think differently about their dairy consumption habits. To kick off the month-long observance, Tetra Pak has released a 'Daily Dairy' calendar full of nutritional facts and fun tips about milk and its benefit to a healthy lifestyle.
According to the National Institute for Child Health & Development, fewer than one in 10 girls and only one in four boys ages nine to 13 are at or above their adequate intake of calcium. Further, milk only accounts for two percent of all beverages consumed outside the home. To combat this national nutritional challenge, families are invited to visit www.tetrapakusa.com to discover simple solutions to consuming calcium, even while on the go.
"Busy parents are always looking for ways to incorporate nutrition, convenience and fun into their kids' meals," said Sheniqua Little, Dairy Category Manager for Tetra Pak. "Tetra Pak helps to do this with packaging and processing solutions that make foods and beverages shelf-stable – last for several weeks – without preservatives or refrigeration required. Parents can now add more milk to their kids' diets when they are away from home. Together with our customers, we're committed to helping consumers better understand the packaging behind the products they buy and the benefits cartons can bring to their lifestyles."
Milk in shelf-stable form has the same taste as milk in the refrigerated aisle at the grocery store; it's just packaged and processed differently. Tetra Pak's shelf-stable milk boxes enable the product to retain its quality without refrigeration for up to several months from its production date. This allows families to purchase multiple units at once, while keeping unopened milk boxes for safe use in the pantry. And, consumers can always chill before opening, if they choose.
To download a PDF version of the 'Daily Dairy' calendar, or to learn more about the benefits of milk boxes and other products in shelf-stable cartons, visit www.tetrapakusa.com. Plus, follow Tetra Pak on Twitter at www.twitter.com/milkmonthtips this month to learn even more about milk and important nutrition facts!
ABOUT TETRA PAK
At Tetra Pak, we create smart food processing and carton packaging solutions that help make the world better, and each day our products meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. With almost 22,000 employees based in over 85 countries, we are dedicated to our motto, "PROTECTS WHAT'S GOOD™," and committed to sustainable business practices and innovations that make food safe and available, everywhere. Our technologies result in safer and healthier food and beverage products with minimal impact on the environment. Protecting what's good also means doing what's right—for our business, our employees, our customers and our communities.
More information about Tetra Pak is available at www.tetrapakusa.com.
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