Milk at school

@Anne18 (11036)
September 8, 2008 11:28am CST
Anyone reember when we got a small bottle of milk at first play time when we were in the infants??? If it had sat in the wrong place it would be very warm and a huge lump of cream at the top.We pushed a straw through the foil lid. I don't reemeber being chosen to give the milk out but I must have done as we all took it in turns. Think of the health and safety today? Glass bottles being passed around by young children!!! Anyone know when this finished in schools? I'm 45(on wednesday) and they still were doing it when I left infants. Please tell me your stories
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• Singapore
9 Sep 08
We don't have it over here when i was a little buy, but nowadays kids had special privileges when they want to buy a pack of milk.
@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
9 Sep 08
When I was in primary school about 6-7 years old, we paid a monthly fee to get a packet of milk from the school everyday. It was in a pyrimidal tetrapak 250ml and had vanilla, strawberry and chocolate flavours. Later it was changed to the rectangular tetrapak with additional banana flavour! You can imagine the joy of trying out new flavours everyday as we could choose from them. But the school discontinued the service when I reached primary 5, ie 11 years old. Now I don't drink milk anymore as I'm allergic to it.
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• Jamaica
9 Sep 08
wow. where you from? that even happy when i was in infants. milk was replace for juice. i had hated it especially how it was cold.
• Ireland
8 Sep 08
When I was at school (a very long time ago) we also got milk and a sandwich. We got cheese on Monday, brawn on Tuesday, a bun on Wednesday, can't remember what we got on Thursday, and we got jam on Friday. During the milk strike, we got powdered milk which tasted awful and our teachers made us drink it...Yuck! However, we always went home for lunch (from 12.30 to 2pm)so we got our bottle of milk and our sandwich when we were going home in the evening at 4pm. The milk is still give out in schools her today but it is only give out in the underprivileged areas.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
8 Sep 08
I loved those glass bottles of cold milk, they were delicious, we had homogenized milk so there was no cream, I don't know when it stopped, but by the 80's milk was sold in cartons, it may have been sometime in the early 70's that it stopped.
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8 Sep 08
Hi Anne Have they stopped handing out milk in school? My son has just started in KS1 and they had milk every day throughout Reception (free) and today I had to drop off payment for him to continue having milk for the next 2 months. Guess I will have to pay again then - lol. It seems that it is now a choice for the kids though so it seems the kids get free milk through Reception and then they can either pay for it or exchange it for water. As for how it is delivered to the kids - not sure, but my guess would be in a cardbord carton. Violetdreams
@gemini_rose (16193)
8 Sep 08
I remember getting the small bottles of milk when I was at school, I am thirty five. I even got to give them out a few times too! I have two children at school at the moment, 8 and 6, they used to get a carton of milk at their first playtime and they stopped getting that the first term after they turned 5.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
8 Sep 08
I don't remember getting milk exactly (I am 36) but I do have a vague recollection of a cart being wheeled around my kindegarten classroom with fruit and carrot sticks and things on it. I am not 100% sure when this started to be phased out in my country but I think it would have been in the late 70's.
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@paid2write (5202)
8 Sep 08
Yes that brings back horrible memories of being forced to drink it. I remember sitting at my desk, the straw would be clogged up and I was nearly throwing up with the smell and the taste of it, but even after the milk break was over and the next lesson had begun, the teacher would not let me do anything until I finished that milk. I feel quite sick at the thought of it, even now. It was Margaret Thatcher who put a stop to it. Don't you remember "Maggie Thatcher - milk snatcher!".
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Sep 08
I don't remember that at all. I guess they didn't do that when I was in school.
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@hmkoct5 (2067)
• United States
10 Sep 08
I don't rembember that. I remember that regular milk cartons. I'm 35, so I guess somewhere in between there they stopped using the glass bottles. I am stunned that they gave glass bottles to children! I'm glad they stopped doing that!
@Humbug25 (12551)
10 Sep 08
Hi yeah Anne18 Oh boy I am showing my age too now cos I sure do remember those dinky cute little bottles and I think I remember handing them out just the once as we had designated milk monitors!! I have no idea when it stopped. They give out fruit now don't they and also they stop the benefits milk tokens when a child is 4 now and not 5!
@shana123 (2096)
• India
10 Sep 08
Oh i dont remember of having such bad experience lol.. im shortly 20 and only i remember my parents forcing me to have complan my dad will give one side and my mom will give me another side i mean all beatings because i dont have the habbit of having breakfast in the morning i always make my parents feel hard because i leave the home without even having my morning coffee they fear that i would faint in class so they just physically abuse me to drink that cup of nutrient drink , i just hate the taste of milk and even complan .In my schools i dont think and im sure we dint have any such milk breaks and i think it is better not to have but all the parents must take of their children
• China
9 Sep 08
it seems to me that i am still too young to understand that kind of milk phenomenon. i am twenty and in my country school children do not have a milk break at school. in fact we can bring food with ourselves and besides milk you can bring bread or eggs. it is all up to you
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
We didn't have any milk programs in the school where I went to, but I do remember the first day of my sophomore year in high school. My mom was worried that I was too thin for my age, so she made me bring one of those 1 gallon Coleman jugs -- filled to the brim with milk! She probably figured that if I drank that much in a single day I'd gain a little weight. I hated lugging that thing all day since I'm used to drinking from the water fountains, and fortunately no one asked for a drink from my jug; that would've been pretty embarassing! Needless to say, that was the first and last time I brought that thing to school.
@jfilips (261)
• United States
9 Sep 08
Uh i used to drink milk on a carton xD. I remember they were cold and good. So yeah I liked them Oo.
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Sep 08
HI ANNE nope they did not do that when I was little course that was b ack in 1936 and I know they do not pass unrefrigerated milk out now in our ca schools. Its a wonder that more kids did'notget ill from the germs being passed around with kids with unclean hands. whatever made them so careless as milk spoils so easily.