Invercargill City Mayor, Tim Shadbolt, joined Fonterra farmers and other members of the community at the school.
“The Fonterra Milk for Schools programme will play a key role in building future generations of Southlanders. It will benefit our community in many ways, with positive impacts on children’s health, nutrition, and concentration in the classroom.
“As an advocate of good nutrition in schools, I took an interest in the Northland pilot and was excited to learn that, while at the opposite end of the country, Southland would be one of the first to follow.
“I’m looking forward to working with local schools and Fonterra to make this programme a success in the interest of our kids. Fonterra has given us an opportunity to make a real difference together and I’m confident that Southland schools will get the nationwide rollout off to a flying start,” says His Worship.