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One-third of children not aware milk comes from cows - and others think they’re the size of double-decker buses

Unbelievable answers from young children about dairy cows have yet again baffled farmers.



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Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons ‘Adopt A Cow’ campaign on the streets of London.
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New research from a Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons survey showed a shocking lack of knowledge from youngsters about the origin of milk.

 

Of the 1,500 four to eight-year-olds questioned, one-third did not know that milk was the produce of a cow and 18 per cent thought milk came straight from the fridge or supermarket.


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Facts + figures

  • One-third of children are not aware that milk comes from cows (33%)
  • Nearly two fifths of 4-year-olds think cows drink milk rather than produce it (38%)
  • One in eight children from London (12%) don’t know that cows moo – with almost twice as many boys than girls being confused about what sound they make
  • One in 10 believe a cow is the size of a double decker bus
  • More than 10% think they’re as small as cats

A further 12 per cent of London-based children were unaware that cows moo.

 

The survey came in conjunction with the Cadbury Adopt a Cow campaign where Cadbury took a ‘hyper-realistic eight foot fully moo-ing’ animatronic cow to the streets of London to help children and their families understand more about the process.

 

Opportunity

Phil Warfield, senior brand manager for Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons said: “We are really very proud to be able to give families the opportunity to learn more about these fascinating animals through our ‘Adopt a Cow’ program and offer the chance to come face-to-face with some of our very special Cadbury cows.

 

“Cows are incredibly important to use – after all, they provide us with the glass and a half of fresh British and Irish milk that goes into our delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons and we hope to excite and inspire people across the country to adopt a cow.”

 

The news came only days after a British Nutrition Foundation survey revealed a worrying number of youngsters thought fish fingers were made of chicken and dairy cows laid eggs.

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