Bill Bans Whole Milk For Kids At Day Care

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Here’s part of Senate Bill No. 48, which made it through the Committee on Children by a 10-2 vote:

No child day care center, group day care home or family day care home shall provide milk with a milk fat content greater than one per cent to any child two years of age or older under the care of such facility unless milk with a higher milk fat content is medically required for an individual child, as documented by such child’s medical provider. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to a facility providing human breast milk to a child under the care of such facility if such facility has received such breast milk from the parent or guardian of such child.

Here’s part of the Office of Legislative Research analysis:

The bill prohibits these facilities from providing milk with more than 1% milk fat to a child age two or older in their care unless a higher fat content is medically required for a child as documented by the child’s medical provider.

The prohibitions do not apply to beverages, juice, or milk (including human breast milk) that a facility receives for a child in its care from the child’s parent or guardian.

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