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Bill to Allow Whole Milk Back In Schools Headed for Vote

Two bills making their way through Harrisburg could bring whole milk back into schools. House Bill 2397, and Senate Bill 1181, passed their respective committees, paving the way for a vote that could reverse 2010s federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, that banned whole milk from school lunch menus.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, an attempt by the Obama administration to reduce childhood obesity, changed nutritional standards for school lunches and within two years of its passing, whole milk, 2 percent milk, and flavored milk were removed from school menus, allowing only skim and 1 percent...


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