Story: Tea, coffee and soft drinks

School milk

Schoolchildren were given free milk between 1937 and 1967. This was revived on a limited basis in 2012 when Fonterra, New Zealand's largest dairy products company, supplied free long-life milk to some Northland schools as part of a pilot project. While the drink was not universally popular, many children liked it and the programme was to be extended throughout New Zealand.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Tea, coffee and soft drinks - Water, soft drinks and milk drinks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 February 2023)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013