Americans still want dairy milk

A new nationwide survey finds 86 percent of adults prefer dairy milk and want more options in school meals.

Nearly 70 percent of respondents believe 2% and whole milk is the most nutritious and half would like to see public schools offer low-fat flavored milks.

Only 10 percent in the poll preferred other plant-based beverages.

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services say children and adolescents over four years old are not consuming enough dairy to meet current Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations.

The survey was conducted by Morning Consult in partnership with the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).

IDFA says it wants policymakers and regulators to listen to what families prefer and value especially when it comes to school meal and nutrition programs.

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