Schools Look to Ban Chocolate Milk
Helen Whalen Cohen
4/12/2011 1:27:00 PM - Helen Whalen Cohen
Next on the nanny state hit list: chocolate milk. The Washington Post posted a story
last night on attempts to ban the drink in Virginia and Washington, DC.
Some districts (such as Fairfax, Virginia) are actually trying to lift bans on flavored milk, but with healthier versions of it. Other schools in Washington, DC are resisting it with all their might.
Did regulators and nutritionists think that kids will turn to skim milk? Because what has actually happened is that children now drink 37% less milk.
This article comes on the tail of decisions to ban school lunches in Chicago
and regulate Happy Meals in New York City
. What's next?