School milk case studies

Sharing practical experience and resources from around the world

Milk is an integral part of food systems and part of the solution to sustainably nourishing a growing population.

The dairy community understands that milk and dairy foods are essential to supporting the health of children worldwide. By working together and in partnership with organizations across all levels, from local and regional to national and global, the dairy community can empower stakeholders to understand and incorporate policies and programs like school meals to support children’s access to nutritious foods.

In collaboration with experts from around the world, we have compiled a series of case studies that focus on practical experiences of developing and implementing school milk programs. Where possible, these case studies include shareable resources. These case studies will be updated on a regular basis.

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Case studies

National School Milk Programme (Dairy Association of China, 2021)

SCHOOL MILK CASE STUDIES National School Milk Programme (Dairy Association of China) Providing milk and free lunches across schools in China Location ....

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The smarter lunchrooms movement of California

Consuming nutritious food is important at all stages of life, but especially for children and adolescents.....

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Peru’s school nutrition program

Preserving culture with innovative product and package design

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Addressing childhood malnutrition in Sri Lanka

New school milk program in Sri Lanka also promotes food safety and recycling

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Burundi’s growing school food program

A new program to improve children's nutrition and school attendance

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Enhancing child health in Russia through school milk

Promoting milk consumption and improving health in Russia

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School milk helps increases enrolment rates in Kenya

Improving school attendance and nutrition through school milk programs

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GiftMilk, a School Milk Programme in India

GiftMilk school milk program in India: providing nutrition support to children, helping eradicate malnutrition.....

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Rebate Program, Student Nutrition Ontario, Canada

Providing ongoing funding to ensure all Ontario children have equal opportunity to access milk.

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Elementary School Milk Program, Ontario, Canada

Supporting healthy meals in schools since 1986

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MAFRA School Milk Program, Republic of Korea

Providing nutritious dairy products to students across the country since 1981

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Swiss milk school milk program

'Break-time milk day' makes children and teachers aware of the importance of milk as a healthy breaktime snack.....

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School Milk Knowledge Hub

Contributing to the good health and nutrition of school children around the world

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