Lawmakers Are Udderly Serious About Bringing Back Whole Milk

Surrounded by sash-wearing dairy princesses, lawmakers gulping down chocolate milk, and a sea of concerned farmers and their families, allies of Pennsylvania’s dairy industry made a plea in the Capitol Tuesday on behalf of the country’s school children — let them drink milk.

Whole milk, that is.

In 2010, the Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress pushed through a measure to change school nutrition standards — including removing higher fat, flavored milks from the lunch tray  — as part of an Obama administration effort to fight childhood obesity.

As part of a rollback to “make school meals great again,” President Donald Trump’s administration in 2017 started allowing kids to drink 1 percent flavored milk again.

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