Chocolate milk is one of the top favorites on the school lunch menu – but that may soon have to change. Officials from the New York City Department of Education are calling for flavored milk to be removed from schools because of health concerns.
“Banning flavored milk hurts our kids and our hardworking farmers,” Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) says. “The data shows that banning flavored milk results in less nutrients for kids, more waste in our lunchrooms, and fewer jobs for our dairy workers. I am calling on the Mayor and New York City to reject a ban of flavored milk in schools so that our kids can continue to get the nutrients they need from milk-in whatever flavor they like.”
Brindisi sent a bipartisan letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio highlighting the importance of flavored milk in schools.