drhilaryChildren throughout Derbyshire can enjoy the health benefits of fresh chilled milk delivered to their classroom thanks to the introduction of a new school milk scheme.

To celebrate, Dr Hilary Jones GP, Breakfast TV Health Editor and Medical Advisor to Cool Milk, visited St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Glossop and Tintwistle C of E Primary School in Glossop early this week (26 June) to talk to the children about the benefits of drinking school milk.

Special assemblies were held at each school and Dr Hilary also had the chance to visit the children in their classrooms to find out what they have learnt about milk.

Dr Hilary Jones said: "It is important that children have access to such a wholesome and nutritional product whilst they are still growing and developing.

"I had a great day; I was very impressed by how much the children at the schools know about milk and I now have some great cow jokes to take home with me!"

Dr Patricia Mucavele, Senior Research and Nutrition Manager for the School Food Trust, who also attended the event said: "The School Food Trust believes that encouraging children to drink plain semi-skimmed milk as a mid-morning break is a great complement to healthy school lunches, providing protein and a good source of calcium which growing children need to build healthy bones and teeth."

Posted 29/06/2012 by penny.hosie@pavpub.com (photo courtesy of Jez Ashby www.shootingstar-pr.co.uk)