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World School Milk Day 2017

26.09.2017

World School Milk Day 2017

Wednesday 27th September is World School Milk Day and the Dairy Council is celebrating by highlighting the importance of milk for school children across Northern Ireland.

A carton of school milk provides children with a natural source of many nutrients needed for their growth and development.

As well as being fantastic value for money, school milk is a rich source of calcium, important for growing bones; a carton of break–time milk provides half of a 5–year–old’s daily calcium needs, and over 40% of a 7–10–year–old’s.

Mid–morning milk is also a good source of protein and vitamin B12 and contains other important nutrients including vitamin B2, iodine, phosphorus and potassium. It can help keep children well–hydrated too.

Find out more about the benefits of break–time milk here or download our Milk & More booklet.

See what pupils at Stranmillis Primary School in Belfast think of their school milk!

 

 

 

About World School Milk Day

In 2000, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (UN FAO) declared the last Wednesday of each September to be World School Milk Day, an international day to recognise and celebrate the benefits of milk to the health and development of school children.

 

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From the farm to the fridge, the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland acts on behalf of the dairy industry, advertising and promoting the natural goodness and quality of Northern Ireland milk and dairy products.

Our primary function is to communicate factual information to allow individuals to make well informed choices about dairy products that they consume and to inform them of the benefits of including dairy products in a balanced diet. We use a wide range of media, which includes television, radio, press, magazine, posters and the internet. Our Advertising is complemented by public relations and promotional activities designed to communicate with specific groups.

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