On the 25th September 2013, Teresa acted as milk monitor for the day at De Lucy Primary School in celebration of World School Milk Day.
To mark the event, De Lucy School encouraged children to drink milk and understand the nutritional benefits milk provides, alongside hundreds of schools and nurseries across the UK throughout September and October 2013.
“I think this is an excellent initiative that will be very beneficial for school children. Drinking milk has many nutritional benefits, and is a very important part of a child’s diet.
This scheme will help to establish good eating and drinking habits at an early age. As well as putting children on a healthy path, it will also provide them with the opportunity to socialise, and will overall help them get the most out of their school day.
All small children in schools across the country should have the option of school milk every day. It is a wholesome drink, full of goodness, and should be accessible to all.”
An initiative driven globally by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, World School Milk Day is funded in the UK by Cool Milk, the country’s leading school milk supplier.
The annual event, held on the last Wednesday in September, has been celebrated by children drinking milk in schools and early years settings in over 30 countries around the world since 2000.
In the UK, an estimated 1.5 million children under the age of five receive free milk every day, while pupils aged five to eleven receive subsidised milk.
Delivered fresh to the classroom, the milk is enjoyed as a group, promoting social development and independence. Milk is vital for building healthy bones and teeth and improves a child’s concentration, memory and creativity.