THE Welsh health minister played milk monitor for Wrexham youngsters.
Wrexham AM Lesley Griffiths visited Hafod y Wern Playgroup, Caia Park, to celebrate a free school milk scheme.
School milk is free for all children in day care or primary education under the age of seven in Wales, and subsidised for school students aged seven-11.
Ms Griffiths said: “Milk is an important part of a child’s diet.
“The school milk scheme and the nursery milk scheme are vital as they enable most children access to fresh milk every day.
“The children at Hafod Y Wern Playgroup will no doubt feel the benefits from the scheme.
“Subsidies are available and essential and I would urge schools, nurseries, pre-schools and playgroups to take advantage of the grant so more and more members of Wrexham’s younger generation can reap the rewards of this once in a lifetime opportunity to build strong healthy bodies.”
Cool Milk is the UK’s leading school, nursery and pre-school milk provider.
Managing director John Sedgwick said: “Drinking milk in the classroom or in childcare settings is an important part of children’s educational and learning experience and can provide a significant proportion of essential daily nutrients.
“The scheme currently funds free milk for around 1.5 million children under five years old in 55,000 childcare settings throughout Great Britain and we’re delighted the assembly member is showing her support for it.”