Dairy Council Northern Ireland

Milk it for all it's worth


Archive

Milk’s on the menu for local pupils

25.09.2018

Milk’s on the menu for local pupils

The benefits of milk in school were in the spotlight on Wednesday 26th September as the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland celebrated World School Milk Day.

The annual event, which is celebrated across the globe, highlights the benefits of break–time milk. Around 60% of primary schools in Northern Ireland provide milk to pupils through the School Milk scheme which encourages children to consume dairy products as part of a balanced diet.

Speaking about the importance of the day, Dr Mike Johnston, Chief Executive of DCNI said:

“Drinking milk at break time can help beat thirst and keep pupils hydrated as well as providing important nutrients including calcium, protein, iodine, potassium, phosphorus and vitamins B12 and B2 so it is excellent that a day in the year is set aside to remind people of this.

Of course, the Dairy Council’s work in relation to encouraging good nutrition extends well beyond World School Milk Day, indeed, our new Food and Fitness placement students will be visiting primary schools across NI to promote the benefits of activity and a healthy, balanced diet, including the important role of milk and dairy foods.”

Find out more about the benefits of milk at school and the school milk scheme click here

For information of the Food and Fitness programme click here

January 22

Thank you for having us @donaghadee_ps We really enjoyed our visit…

Read Tweet

January 18

Milk contains a variety of important nutrients including protein, calcium, potassium,…

Read Tweet

January 18

https://t.co/qNUupG132F https://t.co/otdZXLYSaz…

Read Tweet

January 18

For adults in the UK, not only are milk and dairy foods our main calcium-providers, t…

Read Tweet

January 17

We have published an EU Sustainable Dairy fact book, detailing key research & knowled…

Read Tweet

January 17

The Northern Ireland dairy sector is worth £1.3bn to the wider NI economy, producing…

Read Tweet

January 17

https://t.co/iA1CV2YsyY https://t.co/OF3UVXTAQm…

Read Tweet

January 17

It is thought that cheese was first made around 8000 BC! Needless to say, we go back…

Read Tweet

January 16

Find out more about the role of milk and dairy foods in a healthy, sustainable diet b…

Read Tweet

January 16

https://t.co/qLee2c5n3t https://t.co/4YeiJlLGSK…

Read Tweet

January 16

https://t.co/iA1CV2GRao https://t.co/DwNnWqvVP1…

Read Tweet

January 16

Thank you for having us @principalhfps! We really enjoyed our visit…

Read Tweet

January 14

RT @derive_1: #Dairy also the biggest contributor to daily #Riboflavin intake in Iris…

Read Tweet

January 11

RT @EamonJL: Also back in the news again is our TUDA bone health yogurt work! @WardyM…

Read Tweet

January 11

RT @NDC_ie: No bones about it: Caring for your skeleton is important from your early…

Read Tweet

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.

Home delivery

Contact your nearest dairy to arrange delivery

This site uses cookies for general analytics but not for advertising purposes. View our privacy policy to find out more. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time.