Massachusetts School Nutrition Rules Revive Chocolate Milk Debate

July 12, 2011

Outraged nutritionists, cafeteria managers and parents are pleading with public health officials to keep chocolate milk in schools as the state prepares to issue new food regulations that could eliminate the flavored drink, according to The Boston Herald in Boston, Mass.

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Editor’s Insight: Restrictions on chocolate milk generated more debate than any other aspect of the proposed new rules. This is because chocolate milk is very popular with kids, and the nutritionists hold mixed views on its nutritional benefits for kids.

VendingMarketWatch has encouraged its readers to be fair about the nutrition debate and present both sides to customers.

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 an informative video, go to: 07-12-11 by Elliot Maras