Thursday, June 16, 2011
The following article appeared in the June 14, 2011 electronic edition of the Los Angeles Times.
L.A. Schools Halt Sale of Chocolate, Strawberry-Flavored Milk on Campuses
"The L.A. Unified School District Board of Education on Tuesday voted to stop providing chocolate or strawberry-flavored milk in school cafeterias as of July 1.
"The move makes L.A. the largest school system in the nation to pull flavored milks out of schools and is part of a larger push to make the food served at school more nutritious. L.A. Unified earlier banned sodas sales at schools.
"The district's new superintendent, John Deasy, said plain milk is a healthier option. Parents and some activists have long wanted the district to stop serving flavored milk, which has more sugar than plain milk."
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What do you think of the school district's effort? Is it a responsible thing to do?
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