30th of September World School Milk Day was celebrated for the 21st time worldwide. But in Sweden pupils have been served milk for almost 75 years.
World School Milk Day is initiated by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) to draw attention to the health benefits of school milk programmes. It its celebrated every year on the last Wednesday in September. The end of the month was chosen since it is a school day in most countries.
In Sweden, milk has been a natural part of the schooldays since 1946, but that’s not the case in all countries. School milk can be vital in countries where there is a shortage of food — and also for Swedish children, milk is an important source of nutrition as it contains 18 of the 22 nutrients, we need every day.
– Active children and young people need a lot of nutrition and energy. Milk is nutrient-dense. It contains a lot of nutrients in relation to the amount of food intake and also in relation to the amount of climate emissions. It’s smart food, Caroline Starck, communications manager at Arla, says.
According to a report from the International Dairy Federation (IDF )about 160 million children in the world receive milk at school. Read more HERE