This year, to help mark the day and increase interest and excitement around school 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 whether that’s by hosting a party at your mid-morning milk break, inviting your children to dress up for the day or by simply handing out our World School Milk Day activity books and stickers to the children along with their portion of school milk.
Oh no! Our World School Milk Day packs are now out of stock.
Don’t worry though; your school can still get involved by downloading World School Milk Day activity sheets for your children. And remember, you can follow the celebrations on Twitter @wsmdUK.
What is 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 17th 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.
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.
Countdown to World School Milk Day