Today, more than ever, students need the nutritional benefits of milk at school. Milk with lunch helps provide the energy and nutrition children need to perform their best physically and mentally. Students learn better and are more alert when they are well-fed with a variety of healthy foods.
Between the ages of 2 and 12, children more than double their weight and height and lay the foundation for a body that will last a lifetime. Children who consume milk with lunch are more likely to meet their bone-building needs. Children only grow up once. It is important to help them build and maintain healthy habits.
Food allergies are an important topic to address. While most young children outgrow an allergy to milk within the first 10 years of life, some do remain at risk for an anaphylactic reaction. To help schools manage the risk of children with food allergies ingesting traces of milk (or other allergens), the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has written the Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings manual. With parent letters, EpiPen® and Allerject™ instructions, action plans and food-specific strategies (including milk on page 43), this manual is an important resource for every school that has students with food allergies.