Originally published at: GREEN NEW MEAL: New York City Moves to BAN Chocolate Milk from Schools | Sean Hannity
The New York City Department of Education moved to ban chocolate milk from Big Apple schools this week; citing health concerns centered on high-sugar beverages being served to over one million students.
“Citing health concerns, including sugar content, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and his underlings are pushing for a white-milk-only policy, DOE sources said,” reports the New York Post.
“The thinking is that these kids are already getting too much sugar, why are they getting it in their milk?’” one department source told the Post, confirming administrators “are discussing what to do and how to do it.’’
The flavored-milk is currently banned in Washington, DC and San Francisco.
“It would be awful to take away people’s chocolate milk,” said one parent.
“The schools serve other sugary drinks that are no better — juices and sodas,” added another.
“Over two-thirds of milk served in school is flavored, which represents an essential way that kids get the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development,” said a written statement from a group of dairy farmers.
Read the full report at the New York Post.