Kiwi kids lap up Fonterra Milk for Schools
The numbers are in – more than 1000 schools around New Zealand are now enjoying the taste of dairy every school day thanks to Fonterra’s Milk for Schools.
From Southland to Northland, the programme has moved full steam ahead rolling out in eleven regions and reached Auckland today.
Fonterra Chief Executive Officer, Theo Spierings, said over the past five months there has been significant community support for the national rollout.
“Milk is one of the most nutritious foods there is and we want to do what we can to make sure Kiwi kids grow up drinking it every day,” said Mr Spierings.
“By the end of the rollout we will be delivering milk to more than 1300 schools. That’s a result we are really proud of and this success is thanks to the support our farmers, schools, and communities have given the programme this year.”
Three Kings Primary School Principal, Josephine Wilmoth, said receiving their first delivery of milk from Richie McCaw was a highlight of the year.