World School Milk Day celebrated globally
Every year, World School Milk Day is celebrated all over the world to raise awareness of the benefits and success of school milk programmes which nourish millions of children around the world at the end of September.
In addition to providing milk and/or dairy products, school milk programmes include food education to help foster a better understanding of dairy products, including where they come from, how dairy products are made, their nutritional composition, and how they fit into the overall diet.
“Globally, school milk programmes play a key role in ensuring that young children have access to nutritious foods. This is vital given the role nutrition plays in long-term growth and development,” says IDF president Dr Judith Bryans.
“This celebration of school milk programmes demonstrates the importance of milk and dairy foods which are essential in a healthy and balanced diet, particularly for young children,” IDF director general Caroline Emond adds.