NYC considering ban on chocolate milk in schools

NYC considering ban on chocolate milk in schools
Double whammy: Chocolate milk with a plastic straw

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It’s a school lunch staple, but could it soon be a thing of the past?

The Department of Education is reportedly considering a ban on chocolate milk in city schools.

But that idea is not exactly sitting well with some parents.

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A potential ban on chocolate milk is actually nothing new. Back in 2006, when city public schools banned whole milk, it briefly considered a ban on flavored milk, the high content of sugar being the main reason why.

“Chocolate milk has about 10 grams more sugar than regular milk and children should limit their sugar intake to about 25 grams,” nutritionist Reyna Franco said.

According to the Department of Health, 4 in every 10 elementary school children are overweight or obese.

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