World School Milk Day celebrated at nursery by Barking MP
- Credit: Archant
A national health initiative to encourage children to drink more milk was launched by the MP for Barking.
Barking MP Margaret Hodge, marked World School Milk Day at Gascoigne Children’s Centre, The Coverdales, on Friday, September 27 by becoming a milk monitor for the day at the nursery.
The project, will take place in hundreds of schools and nurseries across the UK in September and October and sees an estimated 1.5 million children under the age of five receive free fresh milk delivered to the classroom every day, while pupils aged five to 11 receive subsidised milk.
The scheme, which has celebrated drinking milk in schools and nurseries in over 30 countries since 2000, is backed by Cool Milk, the UK’s leading school milk provider, who funds World School Milk Day, and is driven by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.
John Sedgwick, managing director for Cool Milk said: “School milk provides a great boost for children because it is such a wholesome and nutritional product.
You may also want to watch:
“All children in nurseries and schools up and down the country should have access to school milk every day.”
For more information about World School Milk Day, please visit www.worldschoolmilkday.com.
- 1 RSPCA appeal over video of dog 'carried' by collar in Dagenham
- 2 Barking fishmongers shut down by council after Covid-19 safety warning
- 3 Images released of man in connection with robbery on train from Barking
- 4 'Terrifying' CCTV footage shows vandals take axes to cars of NHS workers
- 5 Council denies Barking mum's claim that it took hours to respond to flood
- 6 Fines for Havering landlords who put Dagenham tenants 'in danger'
- 7 Appeal for help to find boy missing from Dagenham
- 8 Call to change 'cash cow' yellow box junction in Marks Gate
- 9 Jailed: Dagenham man for role in 'brutal' attack on off-duty police officer
- 10 Dagenham charity set up in memory of 'unique' man offers help to youngsters