Registrations for the first round of the Fonterra Milk for Schools Northland pilot closed on February 29, with a total of 112 out of 133 schools signed up and ready for their first delivery of milk.
“We’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by the support shown by the Northland community,” Theo Spierings, Fonterra CEO says.
"It’s great to know that we’ll be providing a dose of dairy nutrition to more than 10,000 Kiwi kids every school day.”
The New Zealand dietary guidelines recommend that school children consume at least two to three servings of milk every day.
“Dairy is fundamental for good nutrition, especially in growing bodies. We want to do what we can to ensure New Zealand children grow up drinking milk, because it’s good for them.