Sherwood MP celebrates World School Milk Day

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Mark Spencer, MP for Sherwood, will help Blidworth Oaks Primary School celebrate World School Milk Day by handing out milk to the children later this month.

Blidworth Oaks Primary School is one of thousands of schools and nurseries across more than 30 countries taking part in celebrations dedicated to World School Milk Day. The day encouraged 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 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.”

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