Statement from FarmFirst General Manager, Jeff Lyon
“FarmFirst applauds today’s approval of the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act (H.R. 1147), a bipartisan bill which expands healthy milk options for kids in schools.
FarmFirst has been a long-time advocate for expanded dairy options in schools. This bill will reverse the current regulations that only allow low-fat and fat-free milk options to be offered. The reintroduction of whole milk in school cafeterias will not only promote children’s health by offering a well-rounded selection of milk options in schools, but also the potential for increased demand for milk, thereby supporting dairy farmers.
FarmFirst will continue to advocate for legislation that ensures healthy nutrition as well as for the well being of the dairy industry.”