San Francisco Unified School District

San Fran schools ban chocolate milk despite conflicting reports on student health

San Francisco school officials have deemed chocolate milk too sugary for students, and they’re now phasing it out of district cafeterias. The San Francisco Unified School District’s board of education voted to add chocolate milk to a long list of banned food items in the city’s schools starting in elementary and middle schools this fall. School officials will impose the chocolate milk ban on high school students in the spring, the Associated Press reports. The change follows the district’s ongoing war on sugar that has already resulted in bans on candy, soda and other sugary drinks, and is designed to cut down on calories students consume at school. Nutrition experts told the San Francisco Chronicle that chocolate milk contains about 35 more calories and 10 grams of sugar more per carton than regular white milk, which translates to about 40 percent of students’ recommended daily sugar intake. “If that’s their one sort of sweet treat, then that’s fine,” Marlene Schwartz, director of the University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, told the news site. “I think the reason flavored milk has gotten attacked is that it’s a waste of that sugar.” District officials opted to ban chocolate milk after testing the move at five schools last school year. At two of the schools, students consumed the same amount of milk as before, while students at three of the schools consumed less. “The kids grumbled about it for a couple of days,” but most simply switched to white milk, Student Nutrition Services director Libby Albert told the Chronicle. Those results seem to conflict with pilot studies in other California school districts. The Los Angeles Unified School District banned chocolate milk in 2011 citing the same argument against added sugar, but is now repealing the ban after a pilot study at 21 schools last year showed students drink more milk if it’s of the chocolate variety.

Yeah..  Imagine that!  Kids drink more milk, if it’s chocolate.  Wow..  And, these are the brain trusts entrusted with educating your children  Be afraid!  Just more fascist, liberal insanity on parade in the people’s republic of California.  No wonder more parents want their kids in charter and private schools….or even home schooling them.  To read the rest of this article, click on the text above.  Unreal..