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Dairy Council

World School Milk Day

Wednesday 29th September is World School Milk Day and Thea Jackson, who is in P3 at Acorn Integrated Primary School in Carrickfergus, raised a glass of milk to say ‘cheers’ to the return of school term and the return of break time milk!

The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland says that more than half of all primary and special education schools across Northern Ireland receive school milk. A refreshing drink of milk at break time provides a powerful boost to meeting children’s nutrient needs. 

A carton of milk will provide more than half of a five–year–old child’s calcium, phosphorus and vitamin B2 requirements, along with a third of their protein needs.

Find out more about the benefits of school milk and download our ‘Milk and More’ booklet about eating well throughout the school day.