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Program benefits

Participating in the 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.


Schools registered for the ESMP will receive:

  • All the information needed to run the program
  • Free milk rewards plus an easy way to receive more!
  • Free posters
  • Milk coordinator support with online resources and newsletters

Did you know?

  • The ESMP has been supporting healthy lunches in schools for 33 years
  • There are approximately 2400 schools in Ontario currently running the ESMP
  • An estimated 20,000 volunteers help run the ESMP every year
  • Close to a million Ontario students benefit from the ESMP and enjoy cold, fresh, and nutritious milk at school
  • Milk’s 15 nutrients, essential for good health, can’t be matched by any other beverage
  • 90% of schools return to the program every year because students, parents and their school appreciate the nutrition and convenience benefits
  • The ESMP also helps foster school spirit and offers senior students hands-on business experience

Are you a parent or caregiver? Visit our Parent Info page.

If your child’s school is registered in the Elementary School Milk Program, you can order milk to be given to your child in school every day.


Register your school in the ESMP now!

It’s free to register.