NFU responds to call for evidence on school milk schemes

Published 08 July 2021

Pouring milk

The NFU has highlighted some key issues about the nutritional benefits of cows' milk in responding to the Department of Health and Social Care’s call for evidence on the introduction of plant-based drinks as part of the Healthy Start Scheme and the Nursery Milk Scheme.

Why is the government consulting on school milk?

Following the withdrawal of EU funding for subsidised school milk in the UK, all four nations in the UK have agreed to continue to fund the School Milk Scheme until at least the end of 2022, with Northern Ireland agreeing to fund the scheme until 2024.

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