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WORLD SCHOOL MILK DAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2696: tabled on 03 September 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that a recent academic review found that drinking milk supports immediate and lasting dental and bone health in five to eleven year old children and that it could have a positive effect on preventing childhood obesity; further notes that the same research showed that milk can support children's cognition, particularly when served as a mid-morning snack and that its consumption staves off hunger, so helping children from all socioeconomic backgrounds to perform to their best academically at a time of reputedly rising levels of child hunger; looks forward to celebrating World School Milk Day on 25 September 2019; and invites the Secretary of State for Education to take that opportunity to confirm his commitment to continuing the current school milk schemes which have made such a major contribution to the improvement and maintenance of children's health.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.