World School Milk Day

James marked World School Milk Day this week by joining in at a school assembly at Eastcote Primary School, East Wickham. Now in its fourteenth year, World School Milk Day focuses on teaching children the health benefits of drinking milk.

During the assembly which was introduced by head teacher Mr Ball, James led a discussion with the children about why they thought milk was important. The children shared their knowledge including how milk contains vitamin D and calcium and how this helps you grow.

The Department for Health ensures that around 1.5 million children under the age of five in primary schools across the country have access to a portion of milk every day. The scheme which has been running since the 1940s encourages them to make it a regular addition to their daily routine.

Commenting James said:

“World School Milk Day is a great way to remind children and adults alike of the importance and benefits of drinking milk.  Milk is nutritionally important for the health and wellbeing of growing children. The routine of the daily milk break also provides an opportunity to develop other skills – particularly for those taking responsibility as a milk monitor!”