No More Chocolate Milk In Minneapolis Schools

By Susie Jones, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis School officials are trying to help students become healthier by reducing the sugar consumption in meals, and that means no more chocolate milk.

Starting next year, chocolate milk will not be offered, but that has some at the Midwest Dairy Council upset.

Carolyn Hudson is a registered dietitian, and says the milk that the schools offer, even chocolate, is re-formulated with less sugar.

“And we are talking about 28 more calories, so this is not a lot. So we believe there are better ways to trim the fat and calories and added sugar from the school lunch program,” Hudson said.

School officials say there is some concern about the move, because chocolate milk makes up 60 percent of the district’s overall milk sales.

They have taken many steps over the past several years to offer students healthier choices, such as offering fresh fruit and removing French fries from the menu.

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