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.
Minster Church of England Primary School 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.
Wendy Stone, Headteacher, said: "In our Reception year milk time is a very important part of our day. As well as contributing to our healthy school ethos we use this time to develop our social skills as well as a time to refuel."
John Sedgwick, Managing Director for 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 where children are struggling to get their daily nutrients."
World School Milk Day was celebrated globally on 26th September. For more information go to www.worldschoolmilkday.com