Chocolate milk has become the center of an intense health debate. Some health experts believe it contributes to child obesity leading many school districts to place limits on its sale or ban it outright, according to ABC-TV News.
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Editor's Insight: This debate has been going on for some time, but the childhood obesity epidemic has given it new relevance. There is no simple answer to this debate.
Yes, chocolate milk has a lot of sugar and calories, but it also contains vitamins that kids need and aren't likely to get any other way.
VendingMarketWatch presented a very thorough summary of this debate back on 03-12-10 by Dr. Keith Loud, director of the Center for Active Adolescent Health at Akron Children's Hospital in Akron, Ohio. To access this article, click here. 04-13-11 by Elliot Maras