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What is the EU School Milk Scheme?

The EU School Milk Scheme is subsidised and provides a daily fresh portion of milk to school-going children at a very affordable price in Primary, Secondary and Montessori schools.

Why should my child drink School Milk?
School Milk is very valuable for Irish children, counting towards one of their recommended servings from the ‘milk, yogurt and cheese’ group each day.
How much milk should my child drink?
As part of a balanced diet, three daily servings from the ‘milk, yogurt and cheese’ food group are recommended for 5-8 year olds; and five daily servings are recommended for 9-18 year olds.
How does my child’s school or pre-school become involved?
Simply contact the National Dairy Council who will ask a local dairy for information about pricing and deliveries.
Will the milk be fresh and chilled?
Yes. The National Dairy Council supplies participating schools with free fridges to ensure that milk is chilled.
What other benefits are there to School Milk?
Children registered for the scheme also benefit from exclusive educational resources and rewards for their involvement.

Only children registered in participating schools can avail of this fantastic service. If you would like your child’s school to avail of School Milk please contact the National Dairy Council on 01 290 2451 or email

The EU School Milk Scheme is managed by The National Dairy Council and funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with the financial support of the European Union.

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