American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the House of Representatives’ passage of the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2023.

“AFBF applauds the House for passing the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2023 to ensure schools can offer additional nutritious milk options to students. In a letter to Congress, AFBF shared that milk is an important building block for America’s children, but approximately 9 out of 10 children aren’t consuming enough dairy to meet their nutrition needs. Unfortunately, whole and 2% milk aren’t allowed in school lunch programs, limiting access to protein, calcium and vitamins at important times in children’s development.

“We encourage the Senate to quickly follow the House’s lead to promote healthy school meal options for America’s students.”