Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has cosponsored H.R. 5640, The “WHOLE MILK Act.” This bill would amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to allow schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program to serve unflavored whole milk.

“Whole milk provides important nutritional value for growing children,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Furthermore, allowing the sale of unflavored whole milk in our schools will help our North Country dairy farmers who struggle with low milk prices and lack of access to markets. Eliminating this unnecessary, top down government mandate is commonsense and I am pleased to join my colleagues in support of this legislation.”

Under the Obama Administration, schools participating in the National School Lunch Program were barred from selling unflavored whole milk and could only sell one percent unflavored milk.