The Dairy Council is a non-profit making organisation which provides evidence-based information on the role of dairy foods as part of a healthy, balanced and sustainable diet.

Our materials for consumers can be downloaded from the publications section of this website. These range from dietary advice during pregnancy and weaning to documents on the nutritional composition of dairy and milk, cheese and yogurt factsheets.

The Dairy Council conferences, events, seminars, presentations and workshops are delivered by registered nutritionists and dietitians.


The Dairy Council is certified to carry the Information Standard quality mark on the material we produce for members of the public.

The Information Standard is a certification scheme by NHS England for all organisations producing evidence-based health and social care information for the public. It helps the public quickly identify trustworthy sources of clear, accurate, evidence-based information by an easily recognised quality mark.

The Dairy Council shall hold responsibility for the accuracy of the information they publish and neither the scheme operator nor the scheme owner shall have any responsibility whatsoever for costs, losses or direct or indirect damages or costs arising from inaccuracy of information or omissions in information published on the website on behalf of The Dairy Council.


On 24th February 1920, a group of gentlemen met at 13 King’s Bench Walk in Temple, London, for what was the first official meeting of the National Milk Publicity Council. The organisation they established still exists today as The Dairy Council, and continues the work they began all those decades ago.

We have led many education programmes, industry events, health and nutrition research, and public health campaigns over the years.

Some of the most iconic images in the history of advertising were generated during this time. The ‘Drinka Pinta Milka Day’ slogan of the 1950s entered the national consciousness and earned a place in the dictionary. By the 1980s, this had become ‘Gotta Lotta Bottle’ and in 2000 we were urged to drink ‘The White Stuff’.

You can see some of our iconic historical adverts below or visit our YouTube channel – DairyGB.

Despite changes of identity The Dairy Council continues to inform a multitude of stakeholders on the role of dairy consumed as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle using evidence-based information. (The National Milk Publicity Council became the National Dairy Council, then The Dairy Council)

We are delighted that many people benefit from our educational materials, public health campaigns and initiatives.



These images are the copyright of The Dairy Council. The use of these images is prohibited without prior permission.


These images are the copyright of The Dairy Council. The use of these images is prohibited without prior permission.

Last reviewed: 03/2017
Next review due: 03/2019