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May 9, 2011 06:33 AM

Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

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  1. 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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    1. re: pdxgastro

      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.

    2. 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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      1. re: ediblover

        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.