The Farmers’ Union of Wales is raising a glass to milk and celebrating the nutritious drink which has been a staple item in our fridges for decades.
Speaking ahead of World School Milk Day (Wednesday 25 September), FUW Milk and Dairy committee chairman Dai Miles said: “Milk and dairy products have an important part to play in our daily diet as they provide an important source of protein and calcium and contain essential vitamins and minerals, all of which are needed for a balanced diet.
“With an increasing amount of research into milk as a recovery and re-hydration aid, there is also a growing body of evidence suggesting milk is just as effective in these areas as some sports or other energy drinks.
“In addition, milk can definitely help children stay hydrated and keep their energy levels up in school and it is a much healthier option than some of the sugary drinks available.
“We are definitely raising a glass to this staple food and hope that dairy lovers across the world will do the same.”