World School Milk Day
|World School Milk Day is organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, and this year will be celebrating its 16th annual event. |
Since holding the first World School Milk Day celebrations in 2000, it has been recognised and honoured by over 30 different countries all over the world. The day continues to successfully promote the importance of drinking milk at school to children, in a fun, memorable and educational way.
This year, we want schools to join us as we celebrate school milk in England. The School Food Standards state that “Lower fat milk or lactose-reduced milk must be available for drinking at least once per day, during school hours”.
We believe that this standard is important as it ensures all children are offered a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build strong, healthy bones and teeth.
This year, to help mark the day and increase interest and excitement around milk, we’re offering FREE World School Milk Day packs to schools up and down the country.
We’d love to see you get in the spirit of the day by decorating your classroom with bunting and balloons and celebrate school milk with your pupils along with many other countries around the world.
Let us know how you're celebrating World School Milk Day via #wsmd15 on Twitter. You can also follow our celebrations @WSMDUK
Here are some fun-filled activity sheets which you can download. They help children learn about different countries around the world, why drinking milk is good for them and where their school milk comes from.