Skip to comments.Students fight back against chocolate milk ban
Posted on 11/19/2011 3:57:15 AM PST by Daffynition
MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. -- A local school district has removed chocolate milk from its menus, but students aren't giving up their sugary drink without a fight.
The Tahoma School District has spent the past three years reworking its lunch menu to offer students healthier foods. It already did away with canned fruit, and now officials are taking chocolate milk off the menu.
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How about the Government stop providing food at schools, altogether, and let parents decide what their children can and cannot eat. I don’t think that the problem here is that the Government has decided not to provide chocolate milk in lunches, but that the Government is providing lunches, AT ALL.
Oh, also, on another note, while the Tahoma School District may be saying that sugar is a problem, it may also be a cost saving measure. The price of chocolate has gone up substantially ovewr the last year or two, and is projected to keep rising, as the trees in Africa are aging and not being replanted, as fewer farmers are farming it (it is done on small 1-10 acre family farms, as there’s no industrialized way to process the beans), as the politics in that region destabilize, and as the demand in China and other nations rises. Therefore, the price of chocolate milk may become substantially more costly that “regular” milk.
As a side note, stock up on chocolate if it’s one of your vices, you’ll save yourself some money.
Give the brats gruel!
We are the 2%!
Soy milk? Yuck!
Isn't there a section in the Ayn Rand's book, “Atlas Shrugged”, where some government busybody causes a huge famine because he orders the growing of soy instead of wheat?
What about lactose intolerant kids? They can only drink chocolate milk unless they take a dreaded pill.
Soy Milk?? I didn’t know soy even had udders.
Indeed. This may sound familiar... From the office of the President right down to our local schools, there's something we can do about it.
We have to put our government back in its place.
...and the article uses the term “sugary drink” in the first line demonstrating media bias——again.
Has the gov banned ‘Apple-Betty’ yet? This was a school lunch treat back in the day.
1) Parents are incompetent and would allow their children to have things liberals deem as "poor choices"
2) Poor children would have no food whatsoever and die in our streets of starvation
3) How will liberals enrich themselves without lucrative catering contracts with the gov't?
Milking soys is very labor intensive...hard to round up, ya know...
Maybe! Chocolate used to be only for the rich, we may see that again in our lifetimes!
“How about the Government stop providing food at schools, altogether, and let parents decide what their children can and cannot eat.”
Never happen because its essentially govt welfare for farmers who can dispose of excess crop capacity / prop up wholesale prices.
The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarters Expenses?
Yeah, and I realize we live in a socialist/communist state, but I can dream!
That's udderly ridiculous!
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