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   New Federal Guidelines Make It Easier For School Districts To Offer Flavored Milk
by Stephen Huba, Tribune Review
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 at 3:50PM EDT

The Pennsylvania dairy industry is happy about a state policy change that will make it easier for schools to offer low-fat flavored milk for breakfast and lunch.

New federal guidance for the 2018-19 school year allows school districts to offer 1 percent flavored milk to students without obtaining a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The USDA interim final rule for Child Nutrition Programs marks a shift away from the practice under the Obama administration, which, since 2012, limited schools to skim milk, said Shannon Powers, spokeswoman for the state Department of Agriculture.

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