The dairy industry has welcomed the passage of the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act through Congress by a vote of 330 to 99. The bill, which aims to re-introduce whole and reduced fat milk – including lactose-free options – to schools, has now progressed to Senate, where Democrats hold a narrow majority. In the House, the bill was backed by 218 Republicans and 112 Democrats, while 1 Republican and 98 Democratic members rejected it, with a total of 4 […]

Milk, regardless of whether it’s low-fat or whole, provides the same 13 essential nutrients. According to the National Milk Producers’ Federation research, whole milk is the most consumed milk variety in the US, followed by 2% fat milk – but neither are currently part of federal school meal programs due to concerns regarding saturated fat and sugar content. However, milk producers argue that excluding the most commonly-consumed milk types from school menus is a key contributing factor to food waste. […]