World School Milk Day is Sept. 25 and 26 schools in Lee’s Summit will participate in activities to increase milk consumption.
World School Milk Day is an annual, international event that celebrates the importance of school milk in children’s diets, and the dairy farm families who work to provide the nutrient-rich beverage. This year marks the 14th annual celebration.
More than 40 countries throughout the world celebrate WSMD each year. It is a day full of activities that highlight the health benefits and value of school milk programs. WSMD is a way to teach students about the importance of drinking milk as part of a healthy, balanced diet with an emphasis on milk as an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals that kids need to stay alert and ready to learn.
On World School Milk Day, if 50,000 kids at your local schools drink regular milk instead of flavored milk or other sugary beverages, those 50,000 kids will collectively consume nearly 1,000 fewer pounds of sugar in one lunch period.