Tracey recently acted as milk monitor for the day in Oaklands School in celebration of World School Milk Day.
To mark the event, Oaklands School encouraged children to drink milk and understand the nutritional benefits milk provides, alongside hundreds of schools and nurseries across the UK throughout September and October 2013.
Tracey Crouch MP commented “It is always a pleasure supporting World School Milk Day. Milk contains vital nutrients and vitamins for our growing children and the school milk scheme helps to promote a healthy lifestyle for children in an enjoyable group activity. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a Milk Monitor at Oaklands School and it has been a great opportunity for the children to learn more about the benefits of drinking milk.”
As an initiative driven globally by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, World School Milk Day is funded in the UK by Cool Milk, the country’s leading school milk supplier.
The annual event has been celebrated by children drinking milk in schools and early years settings in over 30 countries around the world since 2000.
In the UK, an estimated 1.5 million children under the age of five receive free milk every day, while pupils aged five to eleven receive subsidised milk.
Delivered fresh to the classroom, the milk is enjoyed as a group, promoting social development and independence. Milk is vital for building healthy bones and teeth and improves a child’s concentration, memory and creativity.
For more information about World School Milk Day, please visit www.worldschoolmilkday.com