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Tranel Pushes for More School Milk Options


A state lawmaker from southwestern Wisconsin is asking the federal government to expand the milk offerings in a particular school lunch program. State Representative Travis Tranel of Cuba City recently sent a letter to federal Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue, requesting an expansion of the milk options be made available to schools participating in the Special Milk Program. That’s a government initiative that provides milk to schools that do not participate in other federal student nutrition programs. Currently, schools in the Special Milk Program can only offer non-fat, or skim, milk. But Tranel says students have been asking for more options. Tranel wants all milk options made available to schools in the Special Milk Program. That would include 1%, 2%, and even whole milk in addition to the non-fat that is currently served.

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