Franklin County, Pa. Schools Reduce Milk Options

Aug. 16, 2011

Franklin County, Pa. schools have removed whole, 2 percent, strawberry and vanilla milk from cafeterias due to stipulations outlined in the Healthy Hunger Free Kids, according to Chambersburg Public Opinion in Chambersburg, Pa.

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Editor's Insight: The nutritional benefits of flavored milk is one debate that is not going to go away. The 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.

Flavored 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. 08-16-11 by Elliot Maras