Don’t Have A Cow: Will NH Schools Remove Chocolate Milk?
Many are up in arms, as New York City considers an outright ban due to sugar content.
Chocolate milk could be out, and New York City could be exclusively regular milk, according to the New York Post. Chancellor Richard Carranza is reportedly leading the charge to remove chocolate milk from cafeterias across public schools in the city, in part because of health concerns, including sugar content.
Some parents aren't sure if taking the childhood favorite away is really the problem. Joanna Ditommasa told the Post “The real problem is that New York City lunches are unhealthy in general, all prepackaged and full of preservatives.” “The schools serve other sugary drinks that are no better — juices and sodas.”
There are also nutritional facts, based on data from the New York Health Department. 8 ounces of chocolate skim milk has 120 calories and 20 grams of sugar, 8 grams of which are added sugar. The same amount of skim white milk has 90 calories and 12 grams of sugar, none added.
Local dairy farmers are obviously not happy, and have enlisted help from members of their local Congress to combat this effort.
If it becomes law, would it spread to other parts of the US, including New Hampshire? Imagine a bad day at school, and no chocolate milk to make it better???!! What do you think?