A meeting of the association's education committee yesterday voted to support the campaign by the National Dairy Council and the Dairy Industry Federation.
It will be pressing ministers to think again about dropping the subsidy which funds school milk for secondary school children and for school catering. The subsidy will be withdrawn at the end of the current term. That will mean a cut of £6m in the amount of money local authorities will have to provide milk to children.
'The last thing we should be doing is giving money back to the EU that could be used to improve the health of children,' said committee chair, Mrs Saxon Spence.