World School Milk

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.

Press release: IDF announces development of Global School Milk Knowledge Hub on 21st World School Milk Day

Find out more about dairy and health for school children

Bulletin of the IDF N° 505/ 2020: The contribution of school milk programmes to the nutrition of children worldwide – Edition 2020

School milk programmes (SMP) are common in many countries around the world, for good reason.
Analysis also shows that a quality education, combined with a guaranteed package of health and nutrition interventions at school, such as school feeding, can contribute to child and adolescent development and build human capital.

The report provides insights on the range of products, implementation and population, accompanied by raw data. The new edition also includes a review on the evidence of the nutritional benefits of these programmes, offering new insights into the global impact of SMP.

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Watch the IDF webinars again: The contribution of school milk programmes to the nutrition of children worldwide

Read more about school milk around the world…

The history of the break-time milk day in Switzerland

The history of the break-time milk day in Switzerland

School milk programmes around the world contribute to good health and nutrition for children in schools. As part of our school milk series, Daniela Carrera, Team Manager for School Programmes in Switzerland at Swissmilk, provides an overview of how school milk programmes are handled in Switzerland and the benefits they offer to both students and teachers. Read more
School Milk Programs Fuel Students, Support Healthy Bodies and Minds Around the World

School Milk Programs Fuel Students, Support Healthy Bodies and Minds Around the World

By Tammy Anderson-Wise, CEO of Dairy Council of California         

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 – vital for good health and learning

School Milk Programmes – vital for good health and learning

By Birgit Irgens, Concept Manager for the School Milk Programme, TINE SA,  Norway

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. Read more

School Milk Day Celebrations around the world…

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.

Australia

China

Japan

Read Japans latest World School Milk Day Blog Post on Milk – An Essential Part of the Japanese School Lunch Program
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Germany

Switzerland

South Africa

E-Classroom in partnership with Rediscoverdairy invites you to ENTER A COMPETITION!
Hey Dairy Kids! Draw us your yummiest dairy product and win 1 of 6 e wallets worth R250 each!
Celebrate WORLD SCHOOL MILK DAY on the 30th of September and learn more about the importance of dairy in your everyday diet.
To enter:
Look at the infographic and choose a dairy product you love the most.
Draw a picture of your absolute favourite dairy product and ask Mommy to take a great photo of it and post it here in the comments.
1. Visit https://www.dairykids.co.za/ to learn more about dairy
2. Follow us on @RediscoverDAIRY
3. Closing date 2 October
4. Winners will be contacted and announced on Facebook
5. T&C’s apply

World School Milk Day 2019 Campaigns around the world…

South Korea

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 the necessity of drinking milk

India

EU school milk posters

France

Ireland

Latvia

Norway

To celebrate the School Milk Day in Norway this year: we will do a competition on Social media, and use Facebook to give information about our school milk programme and the World School Milk Day. for the schools: There will be an activity for schools to increase the participation at our Website Skolelyst.no. At this webpage, the parents go in and order school milk to their children. Every school need to open the platform for the different kinds of milk they would like to be served at their school, so the products parents can choose between vary. Information about this activity will be distributed through a newsletter. The winner will be given a “cheese table” at our cheese company “Ostecompagniet” – where the teachers at the school will be able to taste and learn about different cheeses.
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South Africa

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, has sponsored and distributed these educational tools to more than 10 500 learners across SA in celebration of WSMD. Read more

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