“Obesity doesn’t come from milk": Lawmakers advance bill for whole milk access in schools

The House Rules Committee moved along a bill to allow whole milk in public school nutrition programs.

Representative Thomas Massie points to obesity rates and says whole milk is not the problem.

“I represent 21 counties in Kentucky and the poorest counties, or measured in per capita income, have the highest obesity rates. It’s not coming from milk, folks, especially juvenile diabetes and the things that we’re seeing, and diabetes among adults. It’s not coming from whole milk.”

House Ag Committee Chair GT Thompson says he is excited to see the bill move forward, and he notes the bill does not force any one kind of milk on kids, but tells Agri-Pulse it just expands their choices.