Providing access to safe nutrition for school children around the world

For more than 59 years we have participated in the development and implementation of school feeding programmes around the world, together with customers, governments, partners and NGOs.

On average, 68 million children in 56 countries receive milk and other nutritious beverages in Tetra Pak packages in their schools each year. The most effective way to tackle food security, food safety and nutrition challenges is by building sustainable food value chains, and School Feeding Programmes have proven to play a vital role.

Many impact studies show that sustainable school feeding programmes have proven to be a very effective means to provide school children with much needed nutrition to improve children’s health and educational performance, as well as stimulating local agricultural development.

This documentary shows how the school milk programme in Kerry, Ireland, provides nutrition to children by daily portions of milk. These meals provide the children nutrition and energy, helping them keeping focused during the lessons. The increased calcium levels in their diets contributes to bone development and healthy teeth.

The video was produced for Tetra Pak by BBC StoryWorks, the commercial content division of BBC Global News, as part of the Better Lives through Better Business series, presented by The Consumer Goods Forum.