Celebrating World School Milk Day

Mark Tami, MP for Alyn and Deeside, helped children at First Steps Day Nursery celebrate World School Milk Day by handing out milk to the children.

First Steps Day Nursery was one of thousands of schools across more than 30 countries which took part in celebrations dedicated to World School Milk Day on 26th September. The day encourages children to drink milk and aims to educate them about the benefits of milk.

In the UK, school milk is free for children in day-care or primary education under the age of five and subsidised for school children aged five to 11.

First Steps Day Nursery promotes milk as it adds to their Healthy School Status which helps improve child health, raise pupil achievement, improve social inclusion and encourage closer working between health and education providers.

Jeanny Reynard, managing director of the nursery said: “Like First Steps, it plays an important role in childhood development. It is also kind to teeth and can be added to many dishes. If you were to ask the children what they love about milk… the answer is unanimously… MILK SHAKE!!”

Mr Tami said: “It is good that kids get milk available to them in school as it contributes to a healthy lifestyle and refreshes the kids after play and activity. I support the need for children to get milk in schools.”

World School Milk Day was celebrated globally on 26th September. For more information go to www.worldschoolmilkday.com