Submitted by Laura McCarthy on Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Published on Tuesday 30th March 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Thursday 30th September 2021
Current Signatures: 8,619
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Provide dairy-free alternatives as part of the national milk scheme for under 5s
Currently each eligible child under 5 who attends a preschool setting is provided with a dairy milk allowance for each session they attend. This means any alternatives for children with allergies or dietary requirements have to be paid for by the parent or nursery. The scheme should be extended.
There are many children with dairy allergies that cannot drink milk or lactose free alternatives. There are many families who do not drink dairy milk for ethical reasons. Currently all of those children are being ignored by the free milk scheme. We would like dairy-free alternatives like soy or oat milk to be provided under the scheme so that all children are treated fairly and without discrimination.
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