28 Jul 2011

Hundreds of children to get milk at school

1:10 pm on 28 July 2011

Children's charity KidsCan is reintroducing milk in schools for some children.

At the beginning of the new school term next week, 11 lower-decile schools will launch the scheme, under which more than 2000 young people will get half a litre of milk per week.

KidsCan chief executive Julie Helson says the scheme will complement other programmes that provide schoolchildren in lower-income areas with food and clothing.

Ms Helson says the milk will be delivered twice a week and each child will have their own personal cup to drink from.