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LAUSD to remove chocolate, strawberry milk from schools, superintendent says
Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/28/11 | Howard Blume

Posted on 04/28/2011 10:00:16 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

Los Angeles schools will remove high-sugar chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk from their lunch and breakfast menus after food activists campaigned for the change, L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy announced this week.

Deasy revealed his intent, which will require approval by the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education, during an appearance with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Tuesday night.

The policy change is part of a carefully negotiated happy ending between the Los Angeles Unified School District and Oliver. The chef's confrontations with the school system became a main theme in the current season of the TV reality show "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution."

The timing of the flavored-milk ban, which had been under consideration for some time, gave Oliver a positive outcome and allowed the nation's second-largest school system to escape the villain's role. Deasy quickly alerted the school board to the deal before going on television.

In early episodes, Oliver's show had presented former Supt. Ramon Cortines and school board members with unflattering sound bites and camera angles. But with Deasy, the British chef gushed that he'd enroll his own child in L.A. public schools, if he had one here.

L.A. Unified led the nation in efforts to ban junk-food snacks and sodas, but its meals could be healthier, despite exceeding federal standards.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: chocolate; education; foodnazis; foodpolice; lausd; milk; nannystate; publicshools; strawberry
What next?
1 posted on 04/28/2011 10:00:18 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Good move. The taxpayers should not be paying for what is essentially liquid candy. It’s terrible for the kids.


2 posted on 04/28/2011 10:01:58 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (...a.k.a. "Norm L. C. Bias")
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Geesh.. We were lucky to even get chocolate when I was a kid. Strawberry? Haaa.

Maybe they should try taking the LAUSD out of the superintendents coffee..

3 posted on 04/28/2011 10:04:24 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Jamie Oliver is neurotic. Go away Jamie.

The real problem is free food "for the children". They are waaaaaay over eating.

4 posted on 04/28/2011 10:07:27 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Beelzebubba

Yep! Serve a choice of whole milk or water with the mid afternoon sugar cookie snack.
Heck lets just replace the cookie with cottage cheese!


5 posted on 04/28/2011 10:08:58 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: NormsRevenge

What next? Let’s hope it’s REMOVE THE CHILDREN.

Public education is welfare. Don’t partake of it!


6 posted on 04/28/2011 10:09:36 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good; don't post and drive!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh brother. 99% get it all for free anyhow so what do they care?

This is almost as stupid as removing sodas from the machines on campus.


7 posted on 04/28/2011 10:13:33 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Paraphrasing a quote from a Freeper yesterday -”Typical government action. They can’t control crime, drugs or illegals so instead they control the children of law-abiding citizens.”


8 posted on 04/28/2011 10:14:26 AM PDT by TMD (Behind enemy lines.....)
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe the officials at the LAUSD should spend more time getting the children an education, rather than worrying about what they eat.

The graduation rate for the LAUSD is the second worst in the nation at 40.6%.

Yes, you read that right... only 2 out of 5 students in the LAUSD end up with a High School Diploma.


9 posted on 04/28/2011 10:14:49 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Task 1: Accomplished, Task 2: Hold them Accountable!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Schools shouldn’t be restaurants anyway, students should bring their own damn food.


10 posted on 04/28/2011 10:15:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NormsRevenge

I was way too skinny when I was in grade school and I only drank chocolate milk. In fact, my family made fun of me saying “you think you’re going into the Army and yet you’ll only drink chocolate milk”. Well I’ve never seen an Army mess hall that did not have both plain and chocolate milk.

What will the government do about the skinny kid problem? Are skinny ones the new oppressed minority?


11 posted on 04/28/2011 10:20:23 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Beelzebubba

More to the point, gov’t should not be paying for any food for the kids. Except in emergency, child neglect type cases.


12 posted on 04/28/2011 10:22:16 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: So Cal Rocket

And a high school diploma from LAUSD is utterly useless in 95% of cases anyway. The people can not compute, read, or write, and know NOTHING about the world. Exceptions exist for the few excellent students, but you can whip through LAUSD without much effort.


13 posted on 04/28/2011 10:25:33 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Monterrosa-24

When I was in high school I was ‘skinny as a toothpick’. Everyday I went to the snack bar and had a large sugared soda, a candy bar, and a bag of chips. If I was in school now I would look horrible based on what they would allow me to eat.


14 posted on 04/28/2011 10:28:15 AM PDT by sheana
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To: So Cal Rocket
Yes, you read that right... only 2 out of 5 students in the LAUSD end up with a High School Diploma.

But how many of them can read it?

15 posted on 04/28/2011 10:29:05 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Red_Devil 232
"Heck lets just replace the cookie with cottage cheese!"

No, apples or celery.

16 posted on 04/28/2011 10:36:09 AM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: Dem Guard

I would let them serve celery only if it was slathered with peanut butter!


17 posted on 04/28/2011 10:39:30 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

18 posted on 04/28/2011 10:44:51 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’d leave the candied-up milk and get rid of the candied-up bureacrats, lawyers and left-wing whackos who run LAUSD.


19 posted on 04/28/2011 10:51:20 AM PDT by Wagonboy (STOP GLOBAL WHINING!)
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To: Beelzebubba
Have you tasted that bile? I have eaten the school lunch on Parent's Day at school. The milk is skim, ugh, blech. I would rather drink Liquid Paper. Chocolate doesn't help much.

BTW, very few of the kids drink it, gallons get thrown away every day. I predict that even fewer will drink it without the chocolate flavor. Why don't they go back to low fat (2%), or even whole milk?

20 posted on 04/28/2011 11:14:36 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: NormsRevenge

Will the city remove booze and drugs from the city council chambers?


21 posted on 04/28/2011 11:19:56 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: NormsRevenge

Chocolate milk is healthier for kids than juice or water. White milk is best. Children need milk, particularly whole milk, for brain growth.

If kids pick juice over white milk, once chocolate milk is banned, then that milk protein, Vit D, vitamin nutrients are lost.

Chocolate milk is not what’s making kids fat.


22 posted on 04/28/2011 11:31:53 AM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: olivia3boys
White milk is best.

That's racist!

23 posted on 04/28/2011 11:37:50 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Hey D. C., tax increases are not spending cuts. Nor do tax cuts constitute increased spending.)
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24 posted on 04/28/2011 11:51:22 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Red_Devil 232

My wife like PB on apples too.


25 posted on 04/28/2011 11:54:41 AM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: sportutegrl

I predict that even fewer will drink it without the chocolate flavor.


It’s not about the chocolate, it’s about the sugar (or corn syrup).


26 posted on 04/28/2011 12:05:36 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (...a.k.a. "Norm L. C. Bias")
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To: Dem Guard
We can slather it on them too!


27 posted on 04/28/2011 12:14:58 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Just brilliant now the kids will drink no milk at all. We did have these choices in shcool and most of us drank either choc or straw. few chose regular milk.


28 posted on 04/28/2011 12:15:48 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: NormsRevenge

It most probably was just regular milk with some chemoflavonoidoids added. There’s no “real” strawberry flavor anymore anywhere. But those “activists” can’t let people have things in anything besides “plain”...


29 posted on 04/28/2011 12:34:45 PM PDT by Moose Burger
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