86 percent of the Scanian parents find School milk important

More than four out of five Scanian parents think it is important that milk is served at school. This is shown by a recent survey from Skånemejerier up to World School Milk Day on 28 September.

Since 1946, milk has been a strong tradition in Swedish school canteens – a tradition, which the Scanian parents back up. According to a new survey 86 percent of the Scanian parents find it important that milk is served in schools. At the same time, one in five Scanian parents – 18 percent – state that they are unsure if their children get the nutrition, they need every day. The survey is carried out by Kantar Public on behalf of Skånemejerier.

– A glass of milk with lunch increases the chances for that the children get enough nutrition to be able to play and learn during the school day, Birgitta Åkesson, meal strategist in Landskrona, says.

– The school milk is incredibly important. Milk is one of the most nutrient-dense foods available, both in relation to price and environmental impact, and this becomes especially clear when you compare it to other beverage options. You simply get a lot of nutrition for the money, and with the least possible climate impact. Of note is the protein content, where milk stands out with its natural high-quality protein, which is also significantly cheaper than other alternatives, Cecilia von Perglas, sales manager for milk at Skånemejerier, says.

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