Strong interest for school milk scheme

Fonterra says more than half the country's primary schools have now enquired about signing up for its Milk for Schools scheme.

Milk For Schools offers students in Years One - Six at participating schools a free serving of milk each school day of the year.

The programme is being rolled out nationwide after Fonterra ran a pilot project in Northland 2012 during which it sorted out the logistics of the scheme.

Southland will be the next region to be brought on board, followed by Christchurch a few weeks later.

Fonterra says all New Zealand schools who wish to take part will be getting their milk by the end of Term 1 in 2014.

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