A NEW milk monitor told Wearside primary children about the benefits of the drink when she went along to their school.
Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, acted as milk monitor when she visited the nursery class at Springwell Village Primary School.
MPs across the country took part in the initiative as part of World Milk Day.
To mark the event, Springwell School encouraged children to drink milk and understand the nutritional benefits it provides, alongside hundreds of schools and nurseries across the UK, throughout September and into this month.
Driven by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, World School Milk Day, has celebrated children drinking milk in more than 30 countries around the world since 2000.
Mrs Hodgson, said: “Milk’s full of the good stuff that growing children need, but most importantly it tastes good too.
“I’m therefore always keen to take part in World School Milk Day celebrations, and do what I can to encourage more pupils to drink it.”
The school is also taking part in a Cool Milk trial initiative and is receiving its milk in environmentally friendly pouches which require less material and energy to manufacture and are more efficient to transport and recycle.