In an effort to stop children’s obesity in the US whole milk is to be
Another historic move by our government to dumb down the masses. Thank you Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for the new standards for school meals.
In a major concession to the dairy industry, the USDA will continue to allow flavored milk in the nation’s public schools, although chocolate milk will have to be fat-free. In the government’s warped logic, this will bring down the total calorie count of a carton of chocolate (or strawberry, or grape, or root-beer-flavored) milk. But it does nothing to address the metabolic issues of sugar, which some experts have dubbed an “anti-nutrient” because of all the health problems it causes, such as the aforementioned “metabolic syndrome” and an unprecedented outbreak of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in children.
Kids overwhelmingly choose flavored milk over plain, making it one of the few bright spots in the milk sales landscape, which otherwise has seen milk sales plummet over the years as kids embraced sugary soda and sports drinks. Dairy interests are vigorously promoting flavored milk in schools through their “Raise Your Hand for Chocolate Milk!” campaign, endorsed also by the School Nutrition Association, representing some 53,000 of the nation’s school food service workers. An eight-ounce carton of strawberry milk contains nearly as much sugar, ounce-for-ounce, as Mountain Dew.