Resources for schools
The School and Nursery Milk Alliance has compiled information from a variety of UK-based organisations on the benefits of milk in schools, as well as resources for teachers in schools. We are grateful to these organisations for producing these resources.
Milk as a health product
Primary school
Nutritional information
Milk and Bone Health infographic
Information about how milk benefits children's bone health.

Produced by Northumbria University



Milk and Physical Stature infographic
Details on how a child's physical stature can be improved by drinking milk.

Produced by Northumbria University


Milk and Hydration Status infographic
See why milk is great for hydration.

Produced by Northumbria University


Milk and Cognition infographic
View finding on the relationship between milk and improved cognition.

Produced by Northumbria University


Milk Nutritional Status infographic
See why milk can improve the overall quality of children's diet.

Produced by Northumbria University


Milk and Dental Health infographic
View details on how milk can support dental health in children.

Produced by Northumbria University


Milk, Body Mass and Composition infographic
See milk's beneficial role in body mass control and body composition in children. 

Produced by Northumbria University


Milk factsheet
Outlines how milk is processed, the nutrient composition of milk, its importance throughout the life stages and the role it can play in the prevention of diseases.

Produced by The Dairy Council
 
 
Nutritional composition of dairy products
Provides an overview of nutrients in a variety of dairy foods, including milk.

Produced by The Dairy Council
 
 
Calcium booklet
A pocket-sized guide summarising the importance of calcium for different life-stages.
 
Produced by The Dairy Council
 
 
The health benefits of milk  
A summary of the health benefits of milk.

Produced by The Dairy Council


The health benefits of semi-skimmed milk
A shorter summary of the health benefits of milk.

Produced by The Dairy Council

 

The facts about milk  
Dispelling myths about milk consumption.

Produced by The Dairy Council
Eating well: the primary school years
Information on nutrient requirements for children aged 5 to 11, inclusive of healthy diet advice and meal and snack ideas.
 
Produced by The Dairy Council
Early years
Tiny teeth
A pocket-sized guide designed for parents with young children. This guide explains how to ensure teeth grow healthily.

Produced by The Dairy Council
 
 
Tiny tums
A pocket-sized guide explaining how to provide a healthy diet for children aged 1-5 years. It includes ideas on snacks and meals, as well as advice on how to cope with fussy eaters.

Produced by The Dairy Council
 
 
Menu ideas for one to five year olds
An A4 sized pad of 100 tear off sheets is meant to serve as a useful reminder following teaching sessions or as a standalone meal planner.
 
Produced by The Dairy Council
Older children and young people
Milk it
A sports and nutrition guide for young people, focusing on milk.
 
Produced by The Dairy Council

 
Get healthy feel great 
A healthy eating guide for teenagers, dispelling milk myths and outlining the role milk can play in adolescent diets.
 
Produced by The Dairy Council
 

It's all about the dairy "swagger"
A poster outlining the key nutrients in a glass of milk and the role they play in teenagers’ everyday life.

Produced by The Dairy Council
 
Educational resources
Older materials
 
These materials are several years old, but can be adapted for use in schools today.
Why farming matters
A teaching resource containing activity ideas for Key Stage 2 classes. Page 18 outlines ideas for learning about dairy farming, including inviting a local farmer to school to be interviewed.

Produced by the National Farmers Union and Farming & Countryside Education
 
 
Vesting a dairy farm
Information on ordering a CD which introduces primary school aged children to what goes on at a dairy farm.

Produced by Farming & Countryside Education
 
 
Milking the cows
A visual overview of how a cow is milked.
 
Produced by Farming & Countryside Education
 
 
Primary school poster, from grass to glass  
Information on ordering a poster on how milk is produced.

Produced by the AHDB – Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board


Secondary school poster, from grass to glass
Information on ordering a poster on how milk is produced.

Produced by the AHDB – Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
Healthy choices
An education pack which helps children take a greater responsibility for the own diet, introduces basic nutritional information, and encourages children to enjoy preparing and eating good food.

Produced by the School Milk Project
 
 
Dairy production. Farming and animal welfare activities for primary schools
A resource exploring aspects of dairy farming and animal welfare.

Produced by the School Milk Project
 
 
Milk magic
An interactive education pack aimed at raising awareness of the health and nutrition benefits of milk and methods of milk production in Scotland.
 
Produced by the School Milk Project
 

Why milk is good for you
An interactive education pack aimed at raising awareness of the health and nutrition benefits of milk and methods of milk production in Scotland.

Produced by the School Milk Project

 
Information on dairy
Consumption and sales
Information on how people buy and receive milk.

Produced by Dairy UK
 
 
Production
Information on how milk goes from the cow to your bottle.

Produced by Dairy UK
 
 
Farming systems
Outlining what influences dairy farming, where it happens, and when it happens.
 
Produced by Dairy UK
Find me a milkman
An online utility that provides the contact details of local doorstop delivery services, including conventional and organic milks, as well as traditional products like butter, eggs, bread, cheese and potatoes.

Produced by Dairy UK
 
Alternatively, visit www.coolmilk.com .
 
 
Dairy farming facts
Facts about dairy farming.

Produced by This is Dairy Farming