No evidence for views on milk; Views of the North.
Doubtless there are other sources of milk that provide health benefits and are better suited to some individuals but to claim that cow's milk is linked to a variety of childhood illnesses without presenting her evidence is scaremongering in the extreme.
A quick look on the internet tells me that cow's milk is a great source of calcium, protein, vitamin D, potassium and choline with positive health implications for bone and heart health, lower blood pressure, reduced risk of depression, increased muscle growth and a possible link to a reduction in some types of cancers and protection against osteoporosis.
Given the poor diets that some young children eat, an (optional) carton of semi-skimmed milk at school seems to me to be a positive move by Mr. Gove and should be welcomed.
KAREN QUINN, Heddon-on-the-Wall.