Win for Dairy: House passes the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act

The dairy industry is celebrating a win after House after lawmakers gave the green light to a bill allowing more milk choices in schools.

The Whole Milk for Healthy Kids At would allow whole and two-percent milk to be served in schools. Those choices were pulled in 2021 to lower fat levels available to kids.

In response, the National Milk Producers Federation said, “Expanding the milk schools can choose to serve to include 2% and whole is a common-sense solution that will help ensure kids have access to the same healthful milk options they drink at home. House passage is a critical step, and we urge the Senate to consider this bill immediately so it may be enacted into law,” said Jim Mulhern.

That bill now heads to the Senate, which has its own version. Senator Roger Marshall is leading that legislation and already has bipartisan support. Senator Chuck Grassley says he does not expect it to get a standalone vote but will likely be included in the Farm Bill.