Health Concerns Over USDA Proposed Cutbacks to Consumer Programs
“Because ultimately, what is milk? Well, you know, this whole conversation we've been having here today is about why is this important is because it's important sort of source of at least nine and even 12 or 13, key nutrients and minerals and vitamins and protein. And it's the best source and the number one source in a lot of people's diets for these things. And if you don't have it in the WIC program, if people aren't getting enough real nutrition because they're confusing how much oat milk has versus real milk, then you're going to have a whole generation that is maybe it's not malnourished, but it's undernourished, their sub nourished, they're not getting the same amount of nutrition that they really really need.”
In addition to proposed changes to the WIC program. Galen says National Milk is also monitoring the US Dietary Guidelines review process because if the suggested amount of milk consumption is decreased, it not only affects the producers producing it, but it will also have a negative effect on consumer health especially on infants and children.