Parliamentary activity
Meetings and parliamentary engagements

  • We have received responses following our engagement with the new Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, and Children’s Minister, Nadhim Zahawi, where we congratulated them on their recent appointments to the Department of Education and highlighted how milk can assist their Department to reach its policy aims through the benefits milk provides school and nursery children. Mr Zahawi’s office has now replied as well, saying “we are in complete agreement that drinking milk can have a positive effect on children’s learning and development, and confirm that we will continue to ensure that free milk is provided to all children under 5 in participating schools and childcare settings, in the run up to exiting the EU”.  We will continue to engage with Ministers to advocate for a post-Brexit scheme and to seek for the under 5s Milk Scheme to apply to the whole reception class.

  • There was a debate on ‘addressing obesity among children and young people’ led by Baroness Walsmley. Ahead of the debate we approached those listed to speak, as well as our supporters in the House of Lords, highlighting to them the contribution school milk can make in the fight against soaring childhood obesity rates. This was a good opportunity to remind peers of the benefits of school milk.
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