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Posted on 05/18/2014 8:42:14 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Connecticut Governor Balks at School Chocolate Milk Ban
by Dr. Susan Berry 18 May 2014, 7:50 AM PDT post a comment
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-WFP) appears to be unwilling to sign a bill that would ban chocolate milk in the states public schools.
Earlier in the week, the states General Assembly unanimously approved a bill that was initially purported to make minor revisions to education statutes. Added to the bill, however, was a provision that mandated what types of beverages could be served in public schools.
As reported by CT News Junkie, the amended legislation states, low-fat milk that is unflavored or fat-free milk that is flavored or unflavored that contains no artificial sweeteners, nonnutritive sweeteners or sugar alcohols, no added sodium and no more than four grams of sugar per ounce will be served. In addition, the milk must not obtain more than 35 percent of its calories from fat per portion and no more than 10 percent of its calories from saturated fat per portion.
The size of beverages is also dictated by the bill. Beverages can not exceed 8 fluid ounces for elementary schools and 12 ounces for middle and high schools.
Pat Baird, a registered dietitian nutritionist, said the legislations language means that chocolate milk would be eliminated from school lunches because all chocolate milk has sodium.
Chocolate milk typically contains 60-90 milligrams of added salt, though it is not considered to be a high-sodium beverage. The sodium is added to balance out the bitterness of the cocoa.
This will have a significant impact on school meal participation and ultimately nutrient intake for students, Baird said. School chocolate milk has between 60-90 mg added sodium, which is only 2-4 percent of sodium intake in a day.
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The whole legislator should resign for coming up with this nonsense........
How many layers of government does one need to say what your kids can or cannot eat or drink...........
It’s said in the article that refusal to abide may result in a loss of federal funding for the schools...
I say good...Let it happen...And then let the State refuse to send any funding to Washington...I suspect the States can fund their own gov’t and people if need be...
They want to get the proletariat used to bread and water.
Sorry, only 2% water (skim) allowed..
What’s wrong with Chocolate milk? :-)
This ban on chocolate milk sounds very racist to me!
More proof that we are "electing" way too many commie buffoons to RULE over us. Wake up America! America is supposed to be "the land of the free". Not free stuff! Freedom! Free people! Comprende homie?
Government is an Eternal “Solution” constantly looking for a “Problem”....
Chocolate milk was actually made available so that children would actually consume something nutritious. Give a kid a choice and he will opt for carbonated flavored and colored cornsyrup water... or Brawdo... Brawndo’s got electrolytes.
I was thinking about maybe eating a sweet potato yesterday, but since it was Saturday none of the phones were answering in Washington .... so I’ll just wait until tomorrow to find out if it would be OK for me to eat a sweet potato. OMG .... what would we do without the federal government ?
I’m thinking the only reason he vetoed the bill was because this is an election year, and he didn’t want to face the scorn that would be heaped upon him, not because of a sudden outbreak of common sense . . .
“Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-WFP) appears to be unwilling to sign a bill that would ban chocolate milk in the states public schools. “
Gov. Malloy is looking to run for another office in the future and can do the math. The kids of today are the voters of tomorrow.