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Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

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Rella May 9, 2011 06:33 AM

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110509/a...

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  1. pdxgastro RE: Rella May 10, 2011 04:11 PM

    My question is, can't they find a way to add chocolate to milk without sugar? Like an unsweetened chocolate syrup? Flavor doesn't always have to mean sugar.

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      hobbess RE: pdxgastro May 15, 2011 02:01 AM

      That was actually a surprisingly good article.

      Of course, Ann Cooper would insist that dropping flavored milk wouldn't affect consumption of milk- Boulder doesn't keep track of it.

      But, in every case that I'm aware of, where the school district has banned flavored milk, the consumption of milk inevitably drops.

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      ediblover RE: Rella May 15, 2011 02:45 AM

      Pointing out the obvious: Professional organizations have rather a clear stance on this issue. So, you may want to check what side actual nutritionists and others that really know the stuff and aren't seeking publicity are saying.

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        hobbess RE: ediblover May 15, 2011 02:56 PM

        I don't know if you read the article, but it makes the point that there's not a clear stance on this issue- a lot of professional organizations and nutritionists are divided on this issue.

        In the article, it cites groups like School Nutrition Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Dietetic Association, American Heart Association, and National Medical Association that are all against this ban.

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