Dairy and School Meals
Milk is an essential component of the school meal pattern.
Why? It provides students with nine essential nutrients for their bodies and brains. Milk is also a great source of high-quality protein, helping students stay fuller longer.
So what is the problem? Students are not getting in enough milk – in fact they are more than 1 cup short each day. Over the course of a year they are missing out on calcium and vitamin D they need to build strong bones. Make sure all students have a positive dairy experience at school and milk is served cold, even to the last person in the meal line.
Smoothies in School
Learn more about Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture – Food & Nutrition Services.
Smoothie Promotion Resources
Special Milk Program Fact Sheet
The Special Milk Program provides milk to children in schools, child care institutions and eligible camps that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition meal service programs. Courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture – Food & Nutrition Services.
Special Milk Program
Learn more about the Special Milk Program courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture – Food & Nutrition Services.