School milk programmes around the world contribute to the good health and nutrition of school children. Find out more about school milk around the world, and its annual celebration World School Milk Day….
What is World School Milk Day?
World School Milk Day is held all over the world on the last Wednesday of September every year to celebrate the benefits and success of school milk programmes. The first World School Milk Day was celebrated in September 2000 and has since become an annual event promoted by the FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations).
The provision of milk to school children has helped combat undernutrition in times of scarcity. World School Milk Day is celebrated in many countries, with an increasing number of activities taking place each year. Schools and milk providers are free to celebrate as they wish. Celebrations can be at any level – from national or regional events to individual schools.