PCRM, Dairy, and the School Lunch Program
The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine is petitioning the federal government to stop requiring milk in the National School Lunch Program. Below is a portion of an interview explaining the reasons behind this petition.
“Milk doesn’t make children grow taller and stronger, but it can make them heavier,” says PCRM nutrition education director Susan Levin, M.S., R.D. “We are asking Congress and the USDA to put children’s interests above the interests of the dairy industry. Focusing on milk as the single most important source of calcium in children’s diets distracts schools and parents from foods that can actually build bones, like beans and leafy greens.”
You can read the full article here: http://pcrm.org/media/online/aug2012/stop-dairy-industry-from-milking-school-lunches
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