Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) is proud to announce a new partnership with Student Nutrition Ontario to provide ongoing funding throughout the school year to ensure all Ontario children have equal opportunity to access milk. In 2020, DFO will provide up to $500,000 to Student Nutrition Ontario, giving back a 10-cent donation for every purchased unit of milk.
Through this program, DFO will help children access 5,000,000 servings of milk in schools across the province this school year. The launch follows a recent study in the Canadian Journal of Public Health that found only 22 per cent of Grade 5 students consume “high-quality” diets with optimal levels of protein, calcium and other vital nutrients milk offers in abundance.1
very grateful to Dairy Farmers of Ontario for its commitment to support our children,” says Catherine Parsonage, Student Nutrition Ontario Chair.
For information about other DFO school milk programs, visit https://ontarioschools.milk.org.