20 Apr '11, 1pm

Chocolate Milk Banned in Schools: Is it a Sugar Rush or Calcium Necessity?

Chocolate Milk Banned in Schools: Is it a Sugar Rush or Calcium Necessity?

before, you know that growing up my health nut mother wouldn't allow me the chicken fingers, mini pizzas, and soggy cafeteria fries of the world. And for the most part, chocolate milk was out too, but once in a while I remember the excitement when I would get a chocolate milk. My eyes widened with each chocolatey sip. How could this sweet frothy beverage cause such controversy? Well, in all seriousness, I knew full well as a child that chocolate milk was a treat, but for some kids it's a daily source of sugar laden calcium. But according to the Washington Post , Fairfax County and D.C. schools banned chocolate milk last year from elementary lunch lines and it was a real source of contention. Schools received letters and petitions from a slew of nutritionists and influential special interest groups. "We got 10 to 20 e-mails a day,” said Penny McConnell, director of food and...

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