Summary: The bill would continue current policy that allows schools to offer students low-fat and fat-free milk, including low-fat (1%) flavored milk. The legislation also allows individual school districts to determine what varieties of milk are offered, provided that they align with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 6/05/19.
STATUS: Introduced 6/05/19 by Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress that seeks to increase milk options for students is getting the support of national dairy groups and might help reverse the drop in milk consumption at schools. (Source: Dairy Herd Management)
Reps. Courtney, Thompson Introduce School Milk Nutrition Act To Mark The Start Of National Dairy Month. (Source: Rep. Courtney, Press Release, 6/05/19)