Tetra Pak Partnerships Increase School Children’s Access to Milk
Some 64 million school children received milk or other nutritious drinks in Tetra Pak cartons during 2013, providing them with better nutrition, spurring higher levels of school attendance and creating a catalyst for social advancement.
In June 2013, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar became one of the latest countries to launch a new school milk programme using Tetra Pak cartons. The programme was launched due to the government’s recognition of the nutritional and health benefits that school milk will bring to local children, while also wanting to boost the local dairy industry.
The government-led scheme, developed with support from Tetra Pak and Tetra Laval Group, focuses on children at critical growth ages. It will provide packaged ready-to-drink, longlife UHT milk to approximately 45,000 children in primary schools in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay over three years. The Ministry of Education has nominated 205 schools to participate in the programme.
Initially, the milk is processed and packed in neighbouring Thailand but, in time, we hope manufacturers in Myanmar will see an opportunity for packaging milk supplied by local dairy farmers.
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