With Michelle Obama’s war against childhood obesity, school cafeteria’s across the country are working to make their lunch menus healthier. The Washington Post‘s Petula Dvorak thinks a good step is banning chocolate milk. Why? Three main reasons:
- It doubles the amount of sugar in a cup of milk, and increases the number of calories from 100 to 140.
- It trains kids to have a sweeter palate — if your child is constantly drinking chocolate milk, he/she will have hard time drinking regular milk, or really anything that doesn’t have high sugar content.
- Milk is sweet enough as it is.
It’s certainly a beverage that can be enjoyed in moderation, but true, if kids have the option between regular milk and chocolate milk every day, guess which one they’re going to pick?