Owens Co-Sponsors the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) co-sponsored the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act, which will allow for unflavored and flavored whole milk and reduced-fat milk to be offered in school cafeterias in addition to already existing low-fat and fat-free milk options.

The Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2023 highlights the many health benefits and nutrients milk provides to young Americans, including better bone health, lower blood pressure, and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease or Type 2 diabetes. According to the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans, milk is a source of three out of four under-consumed nutrients – calcium, potassium, and vitamin D. No other beverage naturally comes close to this level of nutritional value.

“Milk is rich in essential nutrients critical for enhancing bone health, reducing the risk for cardiovascular diseases, and Type 2 diabetes in young Americans,” said Rep. Owens. “I am proud to support the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act to ensure my 16 grandkids and children across America are well nourished and have access to healthy dairy options in schools.”

The full text of the legislation is available here.

###

Recent Posts


Feb 29, 2024
Congress

Owens Backs Pioneering Bill: A New Frontier in U.S. Education

WASHINGTON – Higher Education and Workforce Development Chairman Burgess Owens (UT-04) joined Reps. Glenn Grothman (WI-06) and Brittany Pettersen (CO-07) to introduce the Empowering Learners through Competency-Based Education Act, which will assist universities in cultivating learning environments that will allow students to learn at their own pace, called competency-based education (CBE), in an effort to […]



Feb 29, 2024
Congress

Owens Exposes Hypocrisy and Divisiveness of DEI

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, March 7, at 10:15 a.m. ET, the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, chaired by Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04), will hold a hearing titled “Divisive, Excessive, Ineffective: The Real Impact of DEI on College Campuses.”“Growing up in segregation, bathrooms, water fountains, and schools were separate. While America has made significant […]



Feb 5, 2024
Congress

Utah Congressional Delegation Announces Passport Fairs in Coordination with State Department

Utahns can obtain passport services at five events throughout the state from February 13 – 17 Representative Burgess Owens (UT-04) joined U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Representatives John Curtis (UT-03), Blake Moore (UT-01), and Celeste Maloy (UT-02), in coordination with the Department of State, to announce five “Passport Fairs” throughout the […]