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Following on from its previous research, IDF has developed a new report which compiles data from global experts in the field on different programs around the world. The report provides insights on the range of products, implementation and population, accompanied by raw data. The new edition also includes a review on the evidence of the nutritional benefits of these programs, offering new insights into the global impact of school milk. Results of the survey are included in Excel tables for your use.
School milk programmes are common in many countries around the world, for good reason. The benefits of providing school children with milk are plentiful. Dairy’s well-known natural nutrient richness provides an abundant supply of high-quality protein, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iodine, and vitamins B2 and B12. Analysis also shows that a quality education, combined with a guaranteed package of health and nutrition interventions at school, such as school feeding, can contribute to child and adolescent development and build human capital.
Keywords: School milk programmes, dairy, children, nutrition, consumption, eating habits, global