The Alliance Meet with MPs
The School & Nursery Milk

The Alliance met with a number of MPs last week to talk to them about the benefits of school and nursery milk and our current campaigning priorities.

On Tuesday 12th July we met with Heather Wheeler and Simon Hoare, the Chair and Vice Chair of the Dairy All Party Group, where we focused on our concerns about the Eatwell Guide. It was helpful to discuss how we can work together with other stakeholders with concerns about the role of dairy in the new guide and ensure that there is recognition of how dairy contributes to a healthy diet.

Also on Tuesday we met with Martyn Day, the SNP MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk. As well as the Eatwell Guide, we updated him with our concerns about the future of the European School Milk Scheme following the outcome of the EU referendum and our plans to campaign for the UK Government to provide a replacement.

On Wednesday 13th July we met with Nic Dakin, until recently a Shadow Education Minister, and Julie Elliott, a Vice Chair of the All Party Group on a Fit and Healthy Childood. Both MPs were interested in the role of milk in children’s health, and we briefed them on the Eatwell Guide and the EU School Milk Scheme.

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