Dairy Council Northern Ireland

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Key stage 1

Milk and More…

Head first for milk when your child starts Primary School

Eating well is important throughout the school day, and making milk part of that healthy routine is a great start to your child’s time at school.

Many schools in Northern Ireland provide milk through the EU School Milk scheme. Parents make a contribution towards the cost; this varies from area to area but, on average, a third pint bottle or 189ml carton of milk costs less than 20p a day… fantastic value when you consider the benefits.

  • A carton of school milk has calcium, which is needed for growing bones… the third pint will provide half of a five year old child’s daily calcium needs
  • Mid morning milk is also a good source of protein and vitamin B12 … and contains other important nutrients including vitamin B2, phosphorus and potassium
  • Milk is a good break time choice for children’s teeth … milk and water are the only drinks recommended by dentists for between meals
  • Break time milk can help beat thirst and keep children well hydrated … ask at your child’s new school about how he or she can receive break time milk.

 

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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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