Happy World School Milk Day!
World School Milk Day is celebrated all over the world, on the last Wednesday of September. This event is steeped in history and aims to highlight the health benefits of school milk. The first World School Milk Day was celebrated in September 2000 and has since become a significant, global event, promoted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.
As the UK’s leading school and nursery milk provider, Cool Milk (www.coolmilk.com) supports the annual event by hosting fantastic competitions for schools and children and this year, we went the extra mile, running not one but two competitions! We invited schools to submit their pupil’s best milk bottle design and asked parents and carers to submit their best milk moustache pictures. With the victorious school receiving a visit from an Olympic Athlete and the winner of the best milk moustache being treated to an overnight family break to Chessington World of Adventures, competition was fierce!
Well, the time has now come to reveal the winners of these brilliant giveaways. Visit our Instagram, Facebook and X accounts (@coolmilkscheme) where we will announce the winning entries today.
With all the excitement and celebrations taking place, it’s also worth remembering why milk is so great. Known as a global superfood, milk also contains vitamins D and B12, which can help boost your immune system and keep your energy levels up.
School milk is a great way to ensure children are getting the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. Having milk at mid-morning break is the perfect way to achieve this. Milk is an excellent source of hydration, which is helpful for maintaining focus and concentration in the classroom, whilst keeping children full until lunchtime. The tradition of mid-morning milk has been part of the school day for many years and long may it continue.
Cool Milk’s sustained vision is to ensure every child has access to milk in school regardless of which school they attend or where they live, and that’s pretty cool, if you ask us!
Let’s raise a carton of Cool Milk to World School Milk Day! We hope that this day serves as a reminder of the importance of milk in schools and the incredible work done year-round to promote health and wellbeing. Here’s to strong bones, strong muscles, strong brains, and a strong future for our children. Cheers!