NMPF supports federal programs that assure an adequate supply of healthy milk and milk products for Americans, as long as those programs are grounded science-based nutrition policy.
As research continues to demonstrate the valuable impact milk and dairy has on American diets, NMPF works to educate policymakers about the importance of consuming dairy foods.
Every five years, the federal government reassesses dietary science and then assembles a set of recommendations about the healthiest eating habits. As research continues to demonstrate the valuable impact milk and dairy has on American diets, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) continues to affirm the pivotal role played by dairy foods.
Due to the significant public health risks associated with the consumption of raw milk, NMPF opposes legislation at the state and national level that expands the availability of the product.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) develop and enforce a variety of regulations designed to ensure that consumers receive safe dairy products. NMPF works to ensure that federal food safety regulations are science-based and effective.