Skip to comments.Connecticut Lawmakers Vote to Ban Chocolate Milk in Schools
Posted on 05/18/2014 10:50:15 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
Connecticut lawmakers voted to ban chocolate milk from school lunchrooms statewide as they wrapped up their legislative session Wednesday, in a move that critics warned could change kids' lunchtime habits for the worse.
The legislation, which next heads to Gov. Malloy's desk, makes revisions to the education statutes in order to comply with new federal school lunch standards on sodium, which is found in chocolate milk.
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Geez, here we go. Can’t wait to see the comments on this.
I hear that kids don’t like these new lunch standards. What are we going to do, shove it down their throats?
A blatant racis’ act just because of the color of it’s skim.
Keep the god damn government away from our kids and out of our schools. Local, parental control only on school boards - please!
Ya, good point. We need chocolate in the schools.
As Mayor Nagin said, New Orleans would be a chocolate city again.
Why was Nagin never called to task over that comment? Can you imagine the mayor of Boise or Billings saying he wanted his city to be a vanilla city????
Most of the lunches will end up dumped in the scrap barrels as they file out of the lunchroom.
If it does not end up as ammunition in a food fight.
I guess that is where the phrase “Eat it or wear it!” came from.
Because everybody knows chocolate milk is RACIST!!!!!
Or the mayor of San Diego saying he wanted it to be a taco city? :>}
As I understand, a few school districts have pulled out of the federal school lunch program, which means that they aren’t bound by their guidelines anymore. That’s good to see those districts exercising their right of local control over what happens in their schools.
Good to remember that local boards of education control public education around the country, not bureaucrats in Washington, DC. In many places, these boards of education are elected by the people. Classic local control in such cases, where we the people vote to put these officials in their jobs.
Cardboard and water are about all that fit the new standards. No fat, no sodium, high fiber....what’s not to like????
And no, kids - chocolate cardboard will not be allowed.
I heard some school was going to set up cameras by the trash cans, so they could document how much food was being thrown away.
Of course, they indicated that they would not identify individual students who threw away food with such cameras.
Just what we need, kids getting sent to the principal’s office for not eating what Michelle Obama wants them to eat.
That’s obviously racist since chocolate milk is dark skin..I see they won’t be banning the white milk..racist punks
“education statutes in order to comply with new federal school lunch standards on sodium, which is found in chocolate milk.”
Comrad, we have our ways to make you understand we are in charge in our liberal utopia.
Give me a brake, now they are banning chocolate milk? WTF, I think it is past midnight on the count down for Rev II to begin.
Isn’t it segregation to ban chocolate milk?
Obviously they had to step in to deal with the injustice of "White milk parading around in blackface"...
"TRY IT WITH CRACKERS!"
Oh, but he was called to task over that in a big way. He had to call a news conference a couple days later and say you can’t make a chocolate drink without using mostly delicious white milk. LOL
The federal government has crawled so far up our asses they are telling us what can go in our mouths.
I ran a school milk route for several years. One kid will make a comment about the milk tasting funny and it will spread out to the entire cafeteria.
Connecticut lawmakers move to ban chocolate milk in public school..well it’s good to see that someone has the BALLS to stand up to the cocoa bean. Think of all the lives that will no doubt be saved.
ok, so chocolate milk is actually a mixture of the chocolate and the white milk.
Ok, then, I guess he’s off the hook for a crude racial remark.
We have gone so far down the toilet that a baggie of Nestle’s Quik is contraband. Strawberry will get you on additional charges.
Chocolate milk.....the number one problem facing our schools today.
At Gitmo they are force feeding the inmates.... great testing grounds...now, on to the schools.
I see what you did there.
Thank Dog someone has finally taken a stand in this, one of the most important issues in a generation...
NEW School lunches = Waste of money...better for the children to eat something rather than throwing away a lunch.
Are these people insane?
A peanut butter sandwich is not offensive, or a grilled cheese made with something other than transfats; and home lunches should be allowed. I would bet soup and a sandwich the children would want is better than the stuff from Mooches menu.
Unbelievable waste of food...but what can you expect when they think they can throw away trillions of taxpayer’s hard earned money. Parents need to step up and really protest this new lunch crap!
If you remember E Coli came from CA spinach; and if salads and fruits aren’t cleaned property they pose a stronger risk than Pizza, Sandwiches, Mac n Cheese, or any other lunch menu previous to this scam.
Maybe a case of di-skim-ination?
Fat free chocolate milk is great
Oh?...And...how are you going to get a town or even a small street to agree on the religious worldview of the school? Godless? Some other religion? Pagan? Christian? Please remember that **no** school can be religiously neutral because such a philosophical state of neutrality can not exist in the mind of any sentient human.
Please read my post #39.
On Friday, I called the office of Rep. Sharkey, [Speaker] after reading that this obamanation was *inadvertantly* added to the education bill.
My question to them was how does one INADVERTANTLY have something like this added to the bill? Didn’t anyone read it before voting?
This poor staffer named *Chris* hemmed and hawed, could not answer. In the background I heard lots of shuffling of papers. Finally, he tried to assure me that this would not be signed by Gov. Malloy. He got an earful of what a crappy job elected officials are doing to craft the legislation that is oozing out of Hartford. I suppressed my outrage over the choco milk issue. The yahoos in Hartford haven’t a clue what they are doing.
On the issue of choco/flavored milk, it it obvious the kids stop drinking milk all together....and income from lunch sales suffer and levels never come back to the level of pre-ban. Experiences in/studies from Yale, Oregon, Virginia show this clearly. This is local issue....and should be something decided by a parent. Teach your kid to make good choices at home and carry them over to school lunch, if a few carbs in choco milk bothers you so much.
An aside, *Tru-Moo* has changed their formula to not include high-fructose sugar in their choco milk. They got in front of this, and are smart about it b/c the accounts for school milk are substantial and not to be trifled.
If you stood near the trash barrels in an inner city [Title I/free lunch] school as kids clean-up their breakfast or lunch trays....you’d be livid at the waste. Unopened milk cartons are tossed out b/c they were *served*....kids must take a milk, even if they know they won’t ddrink it. Workers are too lazy to take the unopened cartons, put them aside and figure out how to get them to a food bank somewhere to be properly appreciated.
On a lighter note.....at the Repub convention this weekend....A Wethersfield delegate stepped to the microphone to announce the town’s votes and said the community was “fighting for our right to bear arms and drink chocolate milk.’’
Amen to that!
Nanny State PING!
Thanks for the ping!