Dairy group backs bill requiring healthy dairy products in schools

04/7/2010 | DairyReporter.com (France)

The International Dairy Foods Association is supporting legislation that would require low- and nonfat milk to be served with school lunches, establish a pilot program to encourage schools to use low-fat cheeses and allow more schools to qualify for the Department of Agriculture's milk reimbursement program. "Expanding the milk reimbursement program will allow more schools to provide nutrient-rich beverages in place of lower-cost, but nutrient-void alternatives," an IDFA official said.

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