Milk producers are applauding bipartisan legislation they say would help reverse the decline of milk consumed in schools. Rep. G. T. Thompson (R-PA) and Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) are co-sponsoring the School Milk Nutrition Act of 2015, aimed at preserving milk’s place on the school lunch menu.

Both the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Milk Producers Federation back the measure which would require that milk be offered with each school meal. The legislation is contained in reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act.