Lewes MP Norman Baker supporting World School Milk Day

Norman Baker, MP for Lewes, will help St Peter’s Church of England Primary School, North Chailey and Cradle Hill County Primary School, Seaford celebrate World School Milk Day by handing out milk to the children.

St Peter’s Church of England Primary School and Cradle Hill County Primary School are two of thousands of schools and nurseries across more than 30 countries taking part in celebrations dedicated to World School Milk Day on 26thSeptember. 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 students aged five to 11. Milk is delivered fresh and chilled to the classroom, distributed by students and consumed as a group.

This process aids children’s social development, including responsibility, independence and manners.  Children also benefit from the nutrients and vitamins in milk, which aids their health and physical development – while also helping to ensure their hydration and improved concentration.

John Sedgwick, Managing Director of Cool Milk, confirmed that supplying milk to schools, nurseries is vital in helping children to develop important nutrition and social habits. He said: “Milk in schools continues to be incredibly popular and hugely successful in contributing to the healthy development of all children – but especially those from underprivileged backgrounds.”

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