School programs

Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) runs a number of programs for schools. Education and opportunity are strong mandates in our Community division at DFO. The Elementary School Milk Program (ESMP) is only one of the many initiatives developed to share the story of where milk comes from and why it’s good for you. Look below to learn more about our different school programs.

Dairy Education

The dairy industry serves as an interesting and unique learning vehicle for students to expand their knowledge of the world around them while developing skills that will help them become well-informed decision makers and life-long learners.

Based on the latest Ontario Curriculum, each presentation is 45 minutes in length, features interactive activities, and is presented by a local dairy educator.

5 reasons to book the FREE dairy education program:

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Vending machine program coming soon!

Soon schools without a milk program will be eligible for a milk vending machine. The program is in development and will focus on schools unable to run ESMP, secondary schools and community centres.

Recharge with Milk


Hydrate: When we work hard, we sweat. And when we sweat, we lose water, sodium, and other electrolytes. To stay hydrated, our bodies need both. That’s why the most effective drink contains both. And, with 87% water plus sodium and potassium, milk delivers the perfect balance.

Refuel: Drinking 1% chocolate milk within 30 minutes of intense exercise restores your glycogen levels, helping you stay energized and ready to perform again tomorrow.

Recharge: Hard work and training take a toll on your body. There are many different recovery options out there, but only milk covers all the bases and provides the restorative power of protein not found in most sports drinks. Naturally.