In 2021, World School Milk Day falling on 29.09.2021. Each year, events are held in over 25 countries. It’s also a day to create awareness for the impact that a healthy dairy-filled breakfast has on a child’s day.
Countries that participate in the school milk programs recognize the health benefits of milk. This healthy beverage contains lots of calcium. This mineral helps children keep their bones and teeth healthy and strong. Fortified milk also contains Vitamin D, which promotes bone growth and reduces inflammation. Other health benefits of milk include:
-Keeps blood pressures levels at a normal level
-Helps children stay hydrated
-Reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases
-Contains vitamins and minerals that are good for eyesight
-Contains protein, which is a good source of energy
-Besides a milk program, some schools participate in breakfast programs that provide nutritious meals to students. This program is also very beneficial to students as it helps them have a good start to their day. These breakfasts usually include a serving of milk.
The first World School Milk Day was held in September of 2000. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) came up with the day. They chose the last Wednesday in September as it is a school day in most countries.