Consuming nutritious food is important at all stages of life, but especially for children and adolescents. Not only is adequate nutrition needed to support growth and development, but it also properly fuels bodies and minds for learning. Since children spend a significant amount of time at school, milk programs, which are often included as part of larger school meal programs, give children access to the nutrients they need to grow healthfully and optimally. Read more
School milk programmes around the world contribute to good health and nutrition for children in schools. As part of our school milk series, Birgit Irgens, Concept Manager for the School Milk Programme in Norway at TINE, provides an overview of how school milk programmes are handled in Norway and the benefits they offer to both students and families.
In Norway, it is a tradition to bring packed lunch from home, but it is frequently discussed whether a free meal should be provided to all pupils in primary and secondary schools. In Norway, TINE distributes milk to schools, but each school is free to choose whoever they want as their milk distributor. Read more
World School Milk Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday in September. The end of the month was chosen as it is a school day in most countries.
Countries around the world celebrate World School Milk day to celebrate the health benefits of school milk programmes.
World School Milk Day in Korea
Celebration of the Day & Awards Ceremony, 8th October, 2019
Awards for Best School Milk Performing Schools:
Awards Ceremony for the contest that took place in order to provide an opportunity to increase the awareness of the importance of school milk and necessity of drinking milk
South African’s World School Milk Day 2019
World School Milk Day is celebrated annually in South Africa under the theme “Dairy gives you go!” with the supportive message “Building better bodies with dairy”. These messages highlight the importance of dairy in a balanced lifestyle. The Consumer Education Project of Milk South Africa (CEP of Milk SA), Milk Producers Organisation (MPO) and various milk processors work together to educate, supply and celebrate the wholesomeness of dairy among school going children.
The CEP of Milk SA has developed educational tools to assist the teachers and engage learning. The educational material of the CEP is developed in line with the school curriculum as set out by SA’s Department of Basic Education (DBE). Various topics relating to dairy farming, processing and nutrition of dairy products in a healthy diet are elaborated on. The CEP, working together with the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) of the DBE, have sponsored and distributed these educational tools to more than 10 500 learners across SA in celebration of WSMD. Read more