Cutting out the chocolate Milk
7 Healthcast: Cutting out the chocolate Milk
"I think it's really tasty, it's really good," he says.
Others argue his lunches could be a little less luscious and more wholesome without the treat.
"Why do we have to supplement their sugar at school? They get so much sugar. I mean, my kids are inundated with sugar," Angela Fiedler, Otter PTO President, says.
Fiedler just returned from Mom Congress on Education and Learning in Washington D.C. where there was a lot of discussion on the issue.
She admits her kids eat sugary foods on occasion, but says the school should serve as a role model for healthy choices.
"We're trying to promote this healthy food awareness, but yet we're not setting very good examples for them," Fiedler says.
Not everyone is opposed to chocolate milk.
"They're getting their calcium that way, if they take the chocolate milk," cafeteria manager Becky Shearer says.
Shearer argues chocolate milk has a lot more nutritional value than a can of pop.
She says she worries without chocolate milk as an option the kids would stop drinking milk altogether.
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