Why the flavored milk debate?

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Every wonder how they flavor chocolate and strawberry milk?

Answer: Sugar. Lots of it.

A recent decision in Washington D.C. schools to ban flavored milk and sugary cereals from the cafeterias this fall is resulting in cheers from health conscious people. ┬áHere’s to hoping that other schools will follow their lead.

from Mother Nature Network:
The move will affect the sales of chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk, as well as sugary cereals such as Apple Jacks, Raisin Bran and chocolate-flavored Little Bite Mini-Wheats.
<< Full story: D.C. schools to ban flavored milk >>

The argument has always been that kids will drink more milk if it tastes good. Maybe its time we limit their choices and see what happens. It is a fact that the less sugar you eat, the less you crave. Fingers crossed that this brings kids one step closer to being healthy.

Fit Links:
Florida considered removing flavored milk from school menus – TampaBay.com
The Milk Debate Rages On – Rodale.com

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