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H.R. 3125: School Milk Nutrition Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 5, 2019 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 3125


June 5, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Mr. Welch, Mr. Peterson, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Kind, Mr. Brindisi, Mr. Delgado, Mrs. Craig, Mr. Cox of California, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Costa, Mr. Van Drew, Mr. Collins of New York, Mr. Reschenthaler, Ms. Stefanik, Mr. Katko, Mr. David P. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Comer, Mr. Joyce of Pennsylvania, Mr. Grothman, Ms. Finkenauer, Mr. O'Halleran, Mr. Schrader, and Mr. Duffy) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


To reverse declining milk consumption in schools.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the School Milk Nutrition Act of 2019.


Fluid milk

Section 9(a)(2) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(a)(2)) is amended by striking subparagraph (A) inserting the following:


In general

Lunches served by schools participating in the school lunch program under this Act—


shall offer students a variety of fluid milk. Such milk shall be consistent with the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans published under section 301 of the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5341);


may offer students flavored and unflavored fluid milk, including low-fat flavored milk and lactose-free fluid milk; and


shall provide a substitute for fluid milk for students whose disability restricts their diet, on receipt of a written statement from a licensed physician that identifies the disability that restricts the student’s diet and that specifies the substitute for fluid milk.