Second-Grader on Chocolate Milk

I just told my son about 4J's new milk ban. He did not like the idea, and wanted to be able to share his 2¢ with them. Matthew is an incoming second-grader to Howard Elementary.

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debrattt says ... on Wednesday, Aug 24 at 5:14 PM

We do have chocolate milk occasionally at home. But we treat it as a "sometimes food" (that is a food that we limit how much we have because it isn't as healthy as other options)

debrattt says ... on Wednesday, Aug 24 at 5:12 PM

BTW - We have juice for breakfast, (white) milk for lunch and dinner, and water at any time in-between. Servings are 6-7 ounces, with maybe another 4-ish ounces as a refill (usually only on the milk).

Molly Blancett KVAL says ... on Wednesday, Aug 24 at 3:12 PM

Thanks so much for the video! We are going to use it in our 6 pm newscast tonight. Will you e-mail ( us your name and a phone number where we can reach you? Molly Blancett Reporter, KVAL News

debrattt says ... on Wednesday, Aug 24 at 11:45 AM

I think that 4J does a decent job with their school lunches, but there is a LOT of room for improvement still. However, IMO getting rid of chocolate milk isn't going to make that improvement.

debrattt says ... on Wednesday, Aug 24 at 11:44 AM

I would like to see an overall shift to healthier meals in school lunches. At home I have to serve vegetables to my kids, as they won't normally chose them on their own. The schools need to do this also if they want kids to eat them.

debrattt says ... on Wednesday, Aug 24 at 11:42 AM

At first, I was somewhat happy with 4J's plan to ban chocolate milk. After this video, I did some more research because I just wasn't quite sure where I stood on the matter. However, I've now decided that 4J should leave chocolate milk as an option

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