Glen Thompson, a Republican from Pennsylvania
and Antonio Delgado, a Democrat from New York, introduced the Whole Milk
for Healthy Kids Act of 2021 that would allow flavored and unflavored whole
milk into school cafeterias.
A Pennsylvania Farm Bureau spokesperson said, “Think about
how much our tastes are shaped when we’re kids, and then those habits carry
through to adulthood. So we’re basically losing a generation of milk drinkers
if kids are not enjoying the milk that they’re getting in school.
According to a YouGov
poll commissioned this year by The Vegetarian Resource Group, 23% of 8- to 17-year-olds during the week usually
consume plant-based milks. The poll results will be posted soon at vrg.org/nutshell/faq.htm#poll