World School Milk Day

World School Milk Day (WSMD), celebrated annually on the last Wednesday of September, is an exciting day full of activities that highlight the health benefits and value of school milk programs. WSMD is an engaging way to teach students about the importance of drinking milk as part of a healthy, balanced diet with an emphasis on milk as an excellent source of vitamins and minerals that kids need to stay alert and ready to learn.

Celebrating its 15th year, the event has grown to be celebrated in more than 40 countries with continued growth each year. WSMD brings attention to school milk and allows all countries to celebrate school milk on the same day. WSMD is sponsored by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

 

World School Milk Day 2013 Photo Gallery (click to enlarge)

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Download WSMD Resources

The Southeast Dairy Association offers a number of downloadable resources to expand your school’s WSMD celebration. The WSMD Activity Tip Sheet offers a number of ideas on how to celebrate the event.

New for 2014 are grade-specific lesson plans that will help educators detail the nutritional benefits of milk. Both plans include activity sheets that round out the lessons.

Lesson Plans: Building Healthy Bones, Be Smart Drink Smart • Activity Sheets: Building Healthy Bones, Be Smart Drink SmartHandouts: Fuel Up With Milk, Build My Bones, Milk Helps You Grow, Where's the DAIRY, Eat Your Dairy Color Page, You Spilled the MILK, Rethink Your Drink, Get the Facts on Dairy
 

State-Specific WSMD Materials

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