“All kids in our area should be able to access healthy nutritious milk at school” says Joel James MS on visit to Little Angels Nursery to mark World School Milk Day.
To mark World School Milk Day 2022 and to show support for making healthy nutritious milk available in all local schools, Joel James MS visited Little Angels Nursery in Cardiff and met some of the children during their milk break.
World School Milk Day is celebrated across the world to highlight the health and nutritional benefits of milk in schools, and to encourage more school children to drink milk. This year, Schools and nurseries across the country have been taking part in a variety of activities to mark the day including various themed activities within the classroom.
Pupils at Little Angels were greeted by a special guest when Member of the Senedd, Mr James visited the school to show support for milk as a healthy alternative to sugary drinks. Mr James even acted as the ‘milk monitor’, pouring the milk and sharing it out with the children.
In the UK, all children up to 5 can get a free portion of milk every day through the Nursery Milk Scheme, and Welsh Key Stage 1 children are also eligible for a free portion of milk. Children aged 7 to 11 can currently get subsidised milk through the School Milk Subsidy Scheme. Unlike some of the school milk of the past, children today are able to enjoy fresh, nutritious and tasty chilled milk, helping set them up with healthy habits for life.
Joel James said: “It’s great to be here at Little Angels Nursery to meet some of my youngest constituents! I’m delighted to see so many of the pupils here enjoying their daily milk, especially on World School Milk Day.”
“Unfortunately, other local children could be missing out. All school kids in our area should be able to drink healthy nutritious milk and I encourage all local schools to take steps to ensure this happens”.