Dr Hilary Jones to join Cool Milk at Education Show

News Release 

26th February 2013

Breakfast TV Health Editor Dr Hilary Jones GP will be explaining the benefits of drinking milk at school and offering advice on children’s nutrition at this year’s Education Show.

He’ll be attending along with the UK’s leading provider of free school milk, Cool Milk, which is exhibiting at the show at the NEC in Birmingham between 14th and 16th March for the first time.

“School milk provides a great boost for children because it is such a wholesome and nutritional product,” explained Dr Hilary Jones.

“I believe every child in nurseries and schools up and down the country should have access to school milk every day.”

Cool Milk makes the provision of free and subsidised milk easier for schools, nurseries and early years providers by taking away the administrative and financial burden.

The company currently supplies over 24,000 education providers from Land’s End to John O’Groats with free school milk and Managing Director John Sedgwick says they’re looking forward to seeing many of these at the show.

“The Education Show attracts thousands of visitors every year so we’re looking forward to catching up with existing customers and meeting new people,” he said.

“We have an important message to get across about the benefits of drinking milk at school - not just to children’s health but also to their learning - which is why we’re bringing Dr Hilary along.

“As well as having the opportunity to find out more about the services we provide, visitors to the stand will be able to ask questions not just about the free school milk scheme but also about children’s general health and wellbeing.

“Cool Milk has over 15 years’ experience working in the education sector and Dr Hilary is a well respected medical expert so people will be able to benefit from over 45 years’ combined experience.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

  • Dr Hilary will be at the Cool Milk stand F34 from 12 noon on Friday 15th March and then will be available at the Central Feature between 12.30pm and 2pm and 3pm and 4.30pm to sign autographs and answer questions about children’s nutrition.

School milk

  • In the UK every child under the age of five in a day care or early years setting for two or more hours a day is entitled to a free 189ml serving of milk. Children over the age of five in primary education are entitled to subsidised milk.
  • Milk is a great source of nearly every vitamin and mineral of nutritional importance to humans, especially for children of a young age.
  • For the top ten reasons to drink school milk go to www.coolmilk.com/whyschoolmilk

Cool Milk

  • Cool Milk is one of the UK’s leading school milk suppliers and works in partnership with local authorities nationwide, serving thousands of children with fresh milk daily.
  • Its aim is to provide every child in early years and primary education with the opportunity to drink fresh milk every day.
  • The Cool Milk scheme is administration-friendly and cost-free and is designed to make providing school milk quick and simple for schools and nurseries.
  • For more information visit www.coolmilk.com

Kate Strawson
Shooting Star PR
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Dr Hilary will be at the Cool Milk stand F34 from 12 noon on Friday 15th March and then will be available at the Central Feature between 12.30pm and 2pm and 3pm and 4.30pm to sign autographs and answer questions about children’s nutrition.
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School milk provides a great boost for children because it is such a wholesome and nutritional product. I believe every child in nurseries and schools up and down the country should have access to school milk every day.
Breakfast TV Health Editor Dr Hilary Jones GP