NYC Consider Banning Chocolate Milk In Public Schools


NYC Consider Banning Chocolate Milk In Public Schools

New York City is considering banning chocolate milk in public schools.

“The thinking is that these kids are already getting too much sugar, why are they getting it in their milk?’’ a DOE source told TNYP adding that authorities “are discussing what to do and how to do it.”

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It is not the government’s place to tell us or our kids how to eat. Leave it to Democrats and this is what you get.

CBSNewYork:

It’s a school lunch staple, but could it soon be a thing of the past?
The Department of Education is reportedly considering a ban on chocolate milk in city schools.

But that idea is not exactly sitting well with some parents.

A potential ban on chocolate milk is actually nothing new. Back in 2006, when city public schools banned whole milk, it briefly considered a ban on flavored milk, the high content of sugar being the main reason why.

“Chocolate milk has about 10 grams more sugar than regular milk and children should limit their sugar intake to about 25 grams,” nutritionist Reyna Franco said.

According to the Department of Health, 4 in every 10 elementary school children are overweight or obese. The department has been in favor of the ban for quite some time now, posting on its website that children who drink chocolate milk twice a day consume about 80 grams of sugar each week. That adds up to six pounds of sugar a year. More

Here’s a novel idea. Let’s leave all these decisions to the parents. The government should exist only to protect our freedoms, not restrict them. If I want to make really poor health choices, that is my business, not the governments. If my kid wants chocolate milk, that is between him and me, not him and the government.

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