Cowbell Ghana in partnership with the 37 Military Hospital has marked this year’s World Milk day celebration with a nutrition assessment outreach program for over 2,000 school children in Domeabra Methodist Cluster of Schools.
The program, which is the second of its kind, sought to assess the dietary status of school children and also advocate for daily consumption of milk among Ghanaians with emphasis on school children.
The event had paediatricians, dieticians and general medical experts who took the children through a thorough screening process to understand the nutritional wellbeing of the children and further assess other child-related health issues.
Dieticians from the hospital together with the Cowbell team took the opportunity to have a talk with the school children to educate them on the importance of eating a balanced diet and also the need to have milk in their diets.
They also gave rewards to some students for participating in a milk-themed quiz contest.
The event was followed by a donation of assorted Cowbell products to the Paediatric Unit of the 37 Military Hospital.
World Milk Day is an international day established by the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognise the importance of milk as a global food.
It has been observed on June 1st each year since 2001. The day is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the dairy industry.