Kōrero: Dental care

Drinking school milk

Drinking school milk

School milk was introduced in primary schools in 1937 in an effort to improve the health of children generally, but specifically their teeth and bones. These Auckland schoolchildren drink their daily half-pint seated on a low bench in the playground, around 1939. The school milk service was discontinued in 1967.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: MNZ-2461-1/4-F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Andrew Schmidt and Susan Moffat, 'Dental care - Wartime and state-supported dental care', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/30591/drinking-school-milk (accessed 22 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Andrew Schmidt and Susan Moffat, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 6 Nov 2018