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Activist Doctors Push for Soy In Schools

posted on October 18, 2002

Got Soy …?

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a group that promotes alternatives to animal use, is pushing the USDA to allow schools to serve soy milk as part of the subsidized school lunch program.

The group claims the lunch program discriminates against students who cannot drink milk for dietary, religious, or ethical reasons.

Currently, the government doesn't reimburse schools for soy milk unless students provide a doctor's note attesting to a medical need like lactose intolerance.


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