IDF marks World School Milk Day with work on school milk programs

By Jim Cornall contact

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The special IDF bulletin on school milk programs will be available at the end of November 2019.
The special IDF bulletin on school milk programs will be available at the end of November 2019.

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The International Dairy Federation (IDF) celebrated World School Milk Day at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey, this week by announcing a review of global school milk programs.

Following its previous research into the area, the IDF announced the development of a new bulletin into school milk programs. The publication will compile data on different programs around the world, providing insights on the range of products, along with raw data and a literature review.

School milk programs are common in many countries around the world. 

IDF action team leader, Maretha Vermaak, said of the project, “This School Milk Day, we recognize the importance of school milk programs and their positive contribution to children’s health and nutrition, with a preview of IDF’s extensive review of global school milk programs.

“It is vital that IGO’s and government recognize the importance of school milk programs in promoting good health in our children, and the data will also be invaluable to those wishing to implement school milk programs in their country.”

The new edition also will include a review on the evidence of the nutritional benefits of these programs, offering new perspectives into the global impact of SMP. The report will explore implementation, administration, promotion, nutrition and other aspects, and is intended to be a source of information for managers of school milk programs worldwide.

A special IDF bulletin on school milk programs will be available at the end of November 2019.

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