In Kenya, Tetra Pak and Tetra Laval Food for Development are collaborating with partners to help 30,000 farmers to increase dairy productivity and income through a Dairy Hub model. The project does not only aim to increase productivity but also increase milk collection and improve milk quality as well as engage women and youth throughout the dairy value chain.
The school milk programme in Mexico is one of the longest running programmes of its kind in the world and has made a significant contribution to addressing challenges like malnutrition, education and food insecurity. Today, more than six million children benefit from school feeding in Mexico. Studies from the National Institute of Public Health have highlighted the positive impact of fortified milk consumed by children. During a 12-month period, benefits included a reduction in the presence of anaemia by 21.6 per cent, while iron deficiency decreased by 3.2 per cent.
At Food for Development, we have since 1951 been demonstrating value to society and individuals by participating in the development of school feeding and nutrition programmes around the world.
The first school milk programme using Tetra Pak packages was introduced in Mexico in 1962 and is still reaching millions of children today. Tetra Pak’s vision, “We commit to making food safe and available, everywhere”, is the aspirational goal that drives our activities so that children around the world can have access to safe nutrition. Through our global experiences, we have seen how effective sustainable school feeding programmes programmes can be in improving nutrition and education for vulnerable groups