Something tells me money is backing this effort:
Americans are drinking less milk—and Congress wants to change that.
Republican Rep. Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania and Democratic Rep. Joe Courtney of Connecticut introduced a bill on Tuesday that they describe as a way to “preserve milk’s integral role in school meals.”
Milk consumption in the U.S. has declined in recent years. Whole milk has been particularly hard hit while low-fat varieties of milk have fared considerably better, according to data from the Department of Agriculture.
Those statistics have troubled the dairy industry and its supporters on Capitol Hill.
Now, I’ve heard many (conservative) Americans throw hizzy-fits over efforts to introduce healthier foods in school lunches across the country. It was propaganda, communism, or something. I never knew Stalin was a stickler for well-balanced diets.
Milk has been losing favor with Americans due to its many health negatives. I’ve noted before how my milk consumption has dropped considerably during the last decade primarily because of digestive health reasons.
Yes, milk has some benefits, but for me, the negatives outweigh the positives.
That’s not stopping the dairy industry from pushing Congress to force milk down the throats of students across this great land! According to the National Journal article, the bill would require milk be offered with each meal at school. Congress will consider the bill when it votes to reauthorize school nutrition programs later this Fall.
Whatever you do, don’t you dare call this “Dairy Propaganda!”