World School Milk Day

Celebrated on the last Wednesday of September, World School Milk Day (WSMD) is a fun-filled day of activities that highlight the health benefits of school milk programs and connect students around the world. Since its inception by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in September 2000, the event has grown to become an annual celebration in more than 40 countries around the world!

Why Celebrate World School Milk Day?

World School Milk Day is a fun and engaging way to teach students about the importance of drinking milk as part of a healthy, balanced diet. It also provides an opportunity to view the world through the lens of multiculturalism and global awareness. Local celebrations can be shared with the broader global community while schools and students, just like them, celebrate around the world. What’s not to celebrate!? Milk is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals and packed with protein. These are the very things kids need to stay healthy, alert and ready to learn no matter which country they live. WSMD is an opportunity for students to celebrate your milk program and their connection to the global community in a variety of fun ways, from scavenger hunts to trivia quizzes, dress-up days, wacky contests, sporting events and more!

Get Involved

Whether you are a parent, student or staff member, getting involved in a school-wide program like this fosters a strong sense of community and encourages students to do the same. Come together and celebrate dairy done right with games and activities. Invite your community to join you in the festivities and celebrate your local dairy farmers on an international day!

WSMD is an opportunity for schools around the world to celebrate milk however they like. No matter how they choose to celebrate, they all share the common goal of celebrating school milk programs and the importance of drinking milk.

You can celebrate however you like, but here are a few suggestions to help get you on your way:

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