Since its initial launch of 10 schools in 2005 to 1,464 BC K to 12 public schools and K to 12 BC First Nations schools in the 2014/2015 school year, the innovative BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program (BCSFVNP) has been providing children with an opportunity to enjoy the fresh taste of local fruits and vegetables. We are pleased to now offer, as a pilot, to children in Kindergarten to Grade 5 the opportunity to enjoy the fresh taste of local milk.
As with fruit and vegetables, we know that children aren’t meeting Canada's Food Guide Serving recommendations:
The problem grows as children get older and as the need for milk and alternatives increase:
Providing an opportunity to get a small portion of milk during the school day makes good sense. It also makes good sense to start building good habits with the youngest children, which is why we are offering BCSFVNP +MILK to students in
Grades K to 5 as a pilot.
Funding for +Milk is provided by a partnership between the BC Dairy Association and the provincial government.
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