Bill Bringing Whole Milk Back to Pennsylvania Schools Moves Forward

Date: March 01, 2023

Senate Bill 297 (Brooks), which would authorize Pennsylvania school boards to purchase whole and reduced-fat milk and make it available to students, was approved by the Senate Education Committee. Whole and reduced-fat milk was dropped from the school lunch program on the promise that doing so would cut down on childhood obesity and encourage healthier eating, however there is little evidence that it has. Additionally, studies have shown a sharp decline in school milk consumption since the low and no-fat milk law went into effect. SB 297 is now before the full Senate for their consideration.

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