Adam Putnam, who will soon take over as Florida's agriculture commissioner, has put a halt to the state's effort to ban chocolate milk and most other high-sugar drinks in Florida schools, according to The Orlando Sentinel in Orlando, Fla.
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Editor's Insight: One of the key issues here is whether or not the state agriculture department can do a better job administering school foodservice than the education department. According to this report, a spokesperson for the School Nutrition Association claims state agriculture departments are better suited to promote farm-to-school programs and encourage the use of locally grown produce. 01-03-11 Elliott Maras