Niagara Falls, N.Y. Student Gets Chocolate Milk Back On School Menus

Chocolate milk is on its way back onto lunchroom menus in the Niagara Falls, N.Y. public schools after a high school senior told the school board last month that the vitamins and nutrients in chocolate milk match those in reduced-fat white milk and the flavoring in chocolate milk is insufficient to cause any significant increase in obesity, according to The Buffalo News in Buffalo, N.Y. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: Talk about grass roots activism! This student got 1,000 signatures to get chocolate milk restored.

The debate over the nutritional benefits of chocolate milk remains contentious among health experts. Refreshment service operators serving schools should provide all viewpoints to their customers and allow the customers to decide. 11-116-11 By Elliot Maras