EU milk program for state schools on the cards

State primary and secondary schools will soon have the opportunity to join a European Union-subsidized program to provide milk to pupils on a daily basis, Kathimerini understands.

Schools will be able to lodge their applications to join the program at the beginning of each academic year, according to the Agricultural Development and Food Ministry.

The institutions whose participation is approved will have to keep an account of the quantity and price of the milk procured to ensure there is no profiteering, according to sources.

The initiative comes amid reports of undernourished children at schools across the country.

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