The School Milk Programme (SMP) runs simultaneously with the Supplementary Food Scheme. The programme is targeted for poor students whose family income is below the poverty level. Besides, to ensure students receive a wellbalanced diet in school, the programme is also aimed at increasing the quality of health and nutritional value of food for primary students for better physical growth, mental health and general well-being.The SMP also encourages students to consume milk early in their life. In 2006, the MOE spent RM20.6 million for 556,979 students under this programme. The selection criteria for students under this programme are primary school students, especially from rural families, with a family income of RM400.00 and below.
The SMP was a collaborative programme between the MOE and milk producers under the concept of Malaysia
Incorporated launched in 1983. This program has expanded nationwide beginning 1985 with the exclusion of the state of Sabah as it has its own milk programme.
The two schemes under this programme are:
The objectives of the programmes are as follow: