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Got chocolate milk? No longer (Minneapolis public schools ban chocolate milk as an option)
Star Tribune ^ | May 20, 2011 | JEREMY OLSON

Posted on 05/22/2011 5:03:50 PM PDT by Qbert

Chocolate milk might be the most popular choice for school lunch -- not to mention milk bubbles and milk mustaches. But soon it will be no choice at all in Minneapolis public schools.

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"Consuming chocolate milk every day can train a child's palate toward sweetened foods," said Rosemary Dederichs, the district's director of nutrition services. The decision is opposed by the Midwest Dairy Association, a trade group of 11,000 dairy farms. While applauding the focus on health, the association noted that chocolate milk sold in Minneapolis schools has less sugar than other versions and only 20 calories more than a carton of 1-percent-fat milk.

In addition, research funded by the dairy industry shows that bans on chocolate milk are counterproductive. Children who switch to white milk end up throwing more away and getting less calcium and Vitamin D, said Carolyn Hudson, a dietitian with Midwest Dairy. "If the kids don't drink it," she said, "they won't get it."

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Today, chocolate milk makes up 60 percent of the district's lunchtime milk sales.

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"While we recognize that some children may no longer choose to drink milk at school, we believe that the decision was made in the best interest of our students," said Dederichs. She noted that even skim chocolate milk has 8 grams more sugar per serving than 1 percent or skim cartons. The district's chocolate milk also contains high-fructose corn syrup.

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Not everyone views chocolate milk as bad. Runners, in particular, seek it after distance events because it provides protein and carbohydrate recovery for tired muscles. The American Academy of Pediatrics and other groups also support chocolate milk in schools because of studies showing that flavored-milk drinkers consume more milk than do youths who drink white milk only.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: arth; dairy; foodnazis; foodpolice; milk; nannystate

1 posted on 05/22/2011 5:03:53 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

fat free cholocate milk is deh awesome.

It is better after a workout than “sports drinks” too


2 posted on 05/22/2011 5:06:11 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Qbert

If the public schools are not taken out from the domain of the Federal government we will have no future as a free country. America, as Atlantis, will sink into oblivion.


3 posted on 05/22/2011 5:07:10 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( No more Bushs!)
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To: Qbert

4 posted on 05/22/2011 5:14:54 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: Qbert

Why doesn’t the “district’s director of nutrition services” just mind her own f’n business?


5 posted on 05/22/2011 5:19:41 PM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: Qbert
So they are banning the brown milk and keeping the white milk? Why, I wonder if...



Yep, guess it is!
6 posted on 05/22/2011 5:21:02 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Brandonmark

That’s perfect.


7 posted on 05/22/2011 5:22:49 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert
I mix a container of Nestles Quick, a jar of Ovaltine and a jar of Malted Milk together. Two tablespoons in a glass w/milk and it makes super chocolate milk.
8 posted on 05/22/2011 5:23:51 PM PDT by JPG (The real reason Huck quit? Fear of grizzly bears.)
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To: Qbert

This is deranged. Low-fat milk with chocolate flavoring that does not have dumb additives is healthy, for heaven’s sake.


9 posted on 05/22/2011 5:27:17 PM PDT by grania
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To: metmom; wintertime

The public school system does excel in one thing- teaching students to grow up to be servants of the Nanny State.


10 posted on 05/22/2011 5:27:48 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Qbert

First they came for Joe Camel...then they started taking away things the elist, PC, non-smokers like....


11 posted on 05/22/2011 5:31:06 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: GeronL

You bet....common knowledge for body builders an endurance athletes.

But socialists can’t grow little stupid rats on a healthy diet....


12 posted on 05/22/2011 5:31:13 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Qbert
When Bosco is outlawed.....

Seriously, what is to stop some enterprising 5th grader from selling squirts of Bosco to his friends during lunch? Especially if he brings his own? "Gimme a quarter, and I'll....enhance your dairy beverage."

13 posted on 05/22/2011 5:35:06 PM PDT by Othniel (There is no god named Allah, and Mohammed is its false prophet.)
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To: Othniel

They will probably declare chocolate a drug.


14 posted on 05/22/2011 5:43:08 PM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: donhunt

You can just tell from her quotes that she’s on a massive power trip.


15 posted on 05/22/2011 5:45:21 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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Let’s see - we can let children have a healthy drink that they like, or we can make them buy something to throw away. Easy decision for those that want to teach submission to the rulers.


16 posted on 05/22/2011 5:49:41 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Clintonfatigued; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; Aggie Mama; agrace; AliVeritas; ...

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The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

17 posted on 05/22/2011 5:57:08 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Qbert

When my kids were swimming they were told that chocolate milk was the best thing they could drink. Somehow after that kind of very rigorous exercise, you bounced back best with chocolate milk. Likely it could be the extra carbs and it wasn’t just a sugar fix.


18 posted on 05/22/2011 6:01:37 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Qbert

Reminds me of the cafeteria line in the movie “The Island”.


19 posted on 05/22/2011 6:05:00 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Qbert
"Consuming chocolate milk every day can train a child's palate toward sweetened foods," said Rosemary Dederichs, the district's director of nutrition services.

The district's chocolate milk also contains high-fructose corn syrup.

Does that mean they'll also get rid of french toasts sticks with artificial maple syrup for breakfast and pancakes and jam and jelly with the kids white bread toast?

What morons. They're going after one of the few foods that's actually GOOD for the kids, even with a little bit of flavoring.

Besides, one half pint of chocolate milk is going to corrupt the kids for good? I don't think so.

Is having a lobotomy now a requirement for working within the public education establishment these days?

20 posted on 05/22/2011 6:05:56 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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Hmm. I don’t think school kids will just roll over on this.

It would be real easy to devise small chocolate powdered packets....just for 1/2 pint of milk...Sounds like a great marketing opportunity.


21 posted on 05/22/2011 6:22:57 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: metmom
What morons. They're going after one of the few foods that's actually GOOD for the kids, even with a little bit of flavoring.

You can't reason with liberals, although I keep trying.

22 posted on 05/22/2011 6:57:08 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Qbert

Stupid schools!! We just consumed a half gallon of chocolate milk at dinner tonight. Just placed it on the table and let everyone have refills. It’s a treat for us! I can’t buy it all the time because the kids would drink it too fast and milk is very expensive right now.

I’ve found that a small glass of chocolate milk away keeps the candy bars at bay. It satisfies without being too horrible on the waistline. Not that I have one of those right now, anyway. ;0)


23 posted on 05/22/2011 6:58:07 PM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: samiam1972

Oops! Away = a day


24 posted on 05/22/2011 7:01:39 PM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: Qbert

Bring your own chocolate milk in a thermos to school.


25 posted on 05/22/2011 7:08:38 PM PDT by MichiganCheese (Racist Honkies For Herman Cain!)
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To: Qbert

marathoners are told chocolate milk is an excellent recover drink.

(not that nesquick bottled junk)


26 posted on 05/22/2011 7:29:49 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: paint_your_wagon

“No more fun of any kind.”

Actually, there is a great learning opportunity for capitalism here - some enterprising kid could make a few bucks. Of course, he would probably be suspended on some zero-tolerance crap, which would be another learning opportunity.


27 posted on 05/22/2011 7:39:18 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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