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Hooray for D.C. Schools!

Schoolchildren in Washington, D.C. are set to benefit during the upcoming school year. The city’s schools will no longer serve flavored milks or sugary cereals.  We were surprised to learn that an 8 oz. serving of chocolate or strawberry flavored milk contains as much sugar as Coca Cola or Mountain Dew!  While the sodas have been banned from the school system since 2006, these sugary milk drinks have remained part of the children’s daily diet.  Combine it with standard items on the school breakfast menu (sugary cereals and pop tarts) and the kids consume consume a meal consisting of 60 grams of sugar before classes even begin. . .  That’s the same as 15 teaspoons of sugar – over 1/4 cup!  How was this ever considered a good idea?

Read the article at Better D.C. School Fund blog:

http://betterdcschoolfood.blogspot.com/2010/06/dc-schools-to-discontinue-flavored-milk.html