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PA Dairy Farmers, Industry Leaders, Legislators and Families Call for Return of Whole Milk to Schools

State Capitol “Dairy Day for PA Healthy Kids” highlights nutritional and economic benefits of real milk and dairy products

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Surrounded by schoolchildren and farm families, Pennsylvania dairy leaders called on legislators and policymakers at the State Capitol to urge Congress to pass reforms that would bolster students’ nutritional options by permitting whole milk to be served in schools and to end the mislabeling of non-dairy products as milk. The rally capped “Dairy Day for PA Healthy Kids” and focused on passage of three key measures in Washington:

You’re Invited: Farm Show in June

Join us for FREE milkshakes on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the PA State Capitol Senate side lawn. We will be celebrating June Dairy Month by serving up our famous milkshakes. Attendees can also meet a baby calf and get their photo taken with her! Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding, Miss Pennsylvania Kayla Repasky and Pennsylvania Dairy Royalty will also be at the event to highlight the importance of dairy farms in the state.

Making School Lunches Great Again: Toomey Introduces Bill Allowing Schools to Offer Whole Milk to Kids

Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has introduced the Milk in Lunches for Kids (MILK) Act to allow schools to serve whole milk and two percent milk.

The MILK Act also requires the Secretary of Agriculture to revise regulations to exclude milk fat from the cap on saturated fat in school lunches. Currently, schools may only serve fat free or one percent milk with lunches.