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Elementary School Milk Program

First introduced in 1986, ESMP is committed to providing elementary students with milk on a daily basis, so they can stay healthy, alert and ready to learn. Get your school involved today!

About the program

Since its inception, millions of children have benefited from this program with the help of thousands of volunteers and people in the dairy industry. In the past two years, DFO has innovated the Elementary School Milk Program through a partnership with Lunchbox by SchoolCash Online. Modernizing the ordering process means less time and commitment are required from volunteers.

Program benefits

Participating in ESMP provides an opportunity for students to develop a healthy habit of drinking milk while making it fun and rewarding. Children who consume milk at lunch are more likely to meet their bone-building nutritional needs.

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Mother dropping girl to the school

Schools registered for the ESMP will receive:

  • All the information needed to run the program

  • Free posters

  • Milk coordinator support with online resources and newsletters

Manage your milk
and lunch programs in one place

Running your milk program has never been easier! Lunchbox by SchoolCash Online (LBSCO) offers a digital ordering and payment platform for ESMP. Follow this link to learn how LBSCO can help digitally manage your school’s ordering and payments all in one, convenient place.

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small girl having glass of milk

Nutrition Info

A child’s growth depends on bone development. Milk products contain up to 15 essential nutrients, including protein and calcium to help young bones develop properly. Furthermore, all cow’s milk in Canada is fortified with vitamin D which helps the body absorb the large amounts of calcium found in both white and chocolate milk.

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School Milk

We've compiled a number of resources to help your milk program run smoothly.

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Girl and Boy volunteers wearing milk tshirts show boxes to Children

ESMP Volunteer

The desire to have a positive impact on your local school is all thats needed to become an ESMP volunteer, but you can find some other helpful tools here!

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