I "liked" Relish Magazine on Facebook and today there's this:
"Hey parents, when flavored milk is discontinued in schools, kids drink a lot less, and get a lot less calcium and protein. Plus flavored milk only contributes 3 percent of sugar in kids diets. Jill"
I responded there, what are your thoughts?
I personally feel my children's nutrition and such are my responsibility. Although they are all still under the age of 2 1/2 at this point, they have never had chocolate milk. So I hope when I send them off to school they will make wise choices. But, in the event that they don't, I think if they are involved in activities and sports, the minimal sugar will not be a problem. I also think that for those less fortunate, who may only truly eat at school, that chocolate milk needs to be available so they can get a dose of calcium if that is the only way they will drink their milk.
Here is a link to another article almost 1 year ago:
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Answer by new_mom808 at 9:49 PM on Nov. 7, 2010
I think 1 small carton of chocolate milk being offered at school is HARMLESS, and there are much more pressing issues that need attention education wise. MILK IS NOT ONE OF THEM.
Answer by KairisMama at 2:43 PM on Nov. 7, 2010
The only place my kids drink milk is at school (they don't care if it's chocolate or white and my 9yo son prefers white milk). At home they drink water. They don't "need" milk and get their calcium and vitamin D from other sources.
Answer by justanotherjen at 3:46 PM on Nov. 7, 2010
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