Hampshire MP Gives Out Free Milk!

Eastleigh MP, Chris Huhne is handing out free milk to primary school children today (26th September).

He'll be at Kings Copse Primary School as part of World School Milk Day. 

Thousands of schools and nurseries across more than 30 countries take part in the awareness day, which encourages children to drink milk and aims to educate them its benefits. 

In the UK, school milk is free for children in day-care or primary education under the age of five, and subsidised for school students aged five to 11. Milk is delivered fresh and chilled to the classroom, distributed by students and consumed as a group. It's thought this process aids children's social development, including responsibility, independence and manners. Children also benefit from the nutrients and vitamins in milk. 

John Sedgwick, Managing Director of Cool Milk said: "Milk in schools continues to be incredibly popular and hugely successful in contributing to the healthy development of all children; but especially those from underprivileged backgrounds."