Pediatric Nutrition

Results of introduction of the programme «School milk» in Russia and Ukraine

Based on the materials of the symposium «The role of milk in formation of children’s health» (the 16th Congress of Pediatricians of Russia, Moscow, 2012), the article presents an experience of realization of the programme «School milk». Studies were performed in Moscow, Kiev, Krasnodar, Stavropol, Arkhangelsk, Izhevsk, Tomsk, and Krasnoyarsk. The potential reserves of milk for calcium provision, improvement of cognitive functions, decrease of morbidity rates, higher effectiveness of caries prevention, and improvement of other health indices were noted. No clinical manifestations of milk intolerance were reported. On the basis of Russian and worldwide scientific research and the clinical experience of the authors and their teams the conclusion was made about a positive effect of the programme. The regular use of milk as an essential part of schoolchildren’s healthy diet was proposed.