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 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, iodine 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.