Today, Sept. 30, 2020, is World School Milk (WSM) Day 2020, a day to recognize the benefit of school milk programs and dairy education to children's health around the world. WSM Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday of September every year, originally begun by the Food and Agriculture (FAO) Organization of the United Nations. Learn more about WSM Day here on FAO's website.
Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) joins many other agriculture groups in celebrating WSM Day.
New dairy education digital learning platform
DFO’s dairy education team is also pleased to announce it has launched its new Learning Management System (LMS), an engaging digital learning platform for teachers and parents, accessible for free online.
As part of the marketing division’s COVID-19 pivot plans, this resource supports teachers and students with digital dairy education lessons and activities, which can be shared virtually. The flexibility of the new dairy education LMS aligns with how Ontario schools are operating this school year, with remote and in-person learning, voluntary attendance and varying opening schedules.
Connecting directly to the Ontario curriculum from kindergarten to Grade 12, these lessons promote the dairy education team’s three learning pillars—local, versatility and nutrition. Topics range from community and nutrition to genetics, food regulations and more. Anyone can view the interactive courses, and parents and teachers can easily register online for even more resources.