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Should school kids get choco milk?

Yes, it is delicious.
9
56%
Yes, it is healthful.
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25%
No, it is not healthful.
1
6%
No, it is yukky.
0
No votes
Give me some!
2
13%
 
Total votes : 16

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Chocolate milk wars

Postby Pope Joan » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:02 pm

Where do you stand on this battlefield?

On the one hand, it may be better to drink sweet chocolatey milk than high fructose substitutes which are easily available; after all, it is still low fat, and dairy.

On the other, choco milk has virtually as much sugar as soda pop, and do kids really need that much sugar?

So, where do you stand?

"Some school lunchrooms have turned into virtual battlefields in recent years as activists push for more healthful menus. Remember the soda wars and ketchup as a vegetable?

The latest fight is over chocolate milk. Critics say it has too much sugar, and they have persuaded schools across the country to get rid of it.

In response, the dairy industry has launched the "Raise Your Hand for Chocolate Milk" campaign. There's a Facebook page and an online petition to keep chocolate milk in school lunchrooms.

"We know that when flavored milk is taken out of the school, kids' milk consumption goes down," says Ann Marie Krautheim, senior vice president of nutrition affairs for the National Dairy Council. "

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Postby Thethunderdome » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:04 pm

It may have the same amount of sugar but it has so much other stuff that it is vastly better. Strawberry milk>chocolate milk anyways
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Postby Acadzia » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:06 pm

I thought I read that chocolate milk only had like 60 calories more than regular milk?
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Postby Pope Joan » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:07 pm

I'll second you on that one.

I LOOOVE strawberry milk.
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Postby Pope Joan » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:39 pm

And here i thought you NS infants would retain an interest in topics verging on suckling.
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Postby Daistallia 2104 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:42 pm

Pope Joan wrote:Where do you stand on this battlefield?

On the one hand, it may be better to drink sweet chocolatey milk than high fructose substitutes which are easily available; after all, it is still low fat, and dairy.

On the other, choco milk has virtually as much sugar as soda pop, and do kids really need that much sugar?

So, where do you stand?

"Some school lunchrooms have turned into virtual battlefields in recent years as activists push for more healthful menus. Remember the soda wars and ketchup as a vegetable?

The latest fight is over chocolate milk. Critics say it has too much sugar, and they have persuaded schools across the country to get rid of it.

In response, the dairy industry has launched the "Raise Your Hand for Chocolate Milk" campaign. There's a Facebook page and an online petition to keep chocolate milk in school lunchrooms.

"We know that when flavored milk is taken out of the school, kids' milk consumption goes down," says Ann Marie Krautheim, senior vice president of nutrition affairs for the National Dairy Council. "


Wow, kids today are really spoilt. 20-30 years ago we didn't have cokes or chocolate milk in the cafeteria. Didn't need it then, don't need it now.

Pope Joan wrote:Say, I used to know how to enable polls on this forum...? Damn this geriatric memory loss.


When posting, look at the bottom left corner, below andto the far left ofthe "preview" and "submit" buttons. You'll see an "options" button and a "poll creation" button.

After having posted, click on the "edit" button for the 1st post, and follow the above instructions from there.

Acadzia wrote:I thought I read that chocolate milk only had like 60 calories more than regular milk?


Indeed.http://www.nutrientfacts.com/searchfood ... ular&var=5
http://www.nutrientfacts.com/searchfood ... t&x=17&y=5

That 60 calories adds up. And it's primarily in added HFCS, which is problematic in and of itself. (I'd be surprised if the corn lobby isn't helping the dairy lobby w/this behind the scenes.)
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Postby Tubbsalot » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:44 pm

Personally, I don't see the point. It just means now kids won't drink milk.
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Postby EvilDarkMagicians » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:47 pm

Tubbsalot wrote:Personally, I don't see the point. It just means now kids won't drink milk.


Well in Schools in the U.K they banned everything unhealthy including chocolate milk.
So people drink water and juice instead. :(

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Postby H N Fiddlebottoms VIII » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:47 pm

Daistallia 2104 wrote:Wow, kids today are really spoilt. 20-30 years ago we didn't have cokes or chocolate milk in the cafeteria. Didn't need it then, don't need it now.

When I was a boy, we got cardboard and tap water. If you were in High school, then you were allowed to draw pictures of food on your cardboard with a non-toxic pen.
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Postby EvilDarkMagicians » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:49 pm

H N Fiddlebottoms VIII wrote:
Daistallia 2104 wrote:Wow, kids today are really spoilt. 20-30 years ago we didn't have cokes or chocolate milk in the cafeteria. Didn't need it then, don't need it now.

When I was a boy, we got cardboard and tap water. If you were in High school, then you were allowed to draw pictures of food on your cardboard with a non-toxic pen.


Wow you were lucky.
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Postby Milks Empire » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:52 pm

Keep the chocolate milk... ditch the high fructose corn syrup.

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Postby EvilDarkMagicians » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:54 pm

Milks Empire wrote:Keep the chocolate milk... ditch the high fructose corn syrup.


I totally didn't expect that opinion from you.

I need to up my powers of observation.....

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Postby Milks Empire » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:55 pm

EvilDarkMagicians wrote:
Milks Empire wrote:Keep the chocolate milk... ditch the high fructose corn syrup.

I totally didn't expect that opinion from you.
I need to up my powers of observation...

And why was it so unexpected?

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Postby New Kereptica » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:55 pm

Ditch milk altogether. That stuff's disgusting.
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Postby ChengISao » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:55 pm

Plain ol milk was good enough for me. :eyebrow:
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Postby Milks Empire » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:55 pm

New Kereptica wrote:Ditch milk altogether. That stuff's disgusting.

Then don't drink it and leave everyone else alone.
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Postby DogDoo 7 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:55 pm

Milks Empire wrote:Keep the chocolate milk... ditch the high fructose corn syrup.


you do realize that the HFCS is IN the chocolate milk, don't you?
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Postby New Kereptica » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:56 pm

Milks Empire wrote:
New Kereptica wrote:Ditch milk altogether. That stuff's disgusting.

Then don't drink it.

I don't.

In seriousness, I'm with you on this. There's enough corn syrup in their diet as it stands.
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Postby Milks Empire » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:56 pm

DogDoo 7 wrote:
Milks Empire wrote:Keep the chocolate milk... ditch the high fructose corn syrup.

you do realize that the HFCS is IN the chocolate milk, don't you?

Yes... and they need to stop doing that. If they must use sweetener, use cane sugar.

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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:57 pm

Milks Empire wrote:Keep the chocolate milk... ditch the high fructose corn syrup.


yeah, why couldn't they just flavor it without adding sugar?

At any rate, I always drank the chocolate milk, and I think if its a choice between getting more kids to drink milk, or that they might not at all, I'd say keep it around.
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Postby Milks Empire » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:59 pm

Lackadaisical2 wrote:
Milks Empire wrote:Keep the chocolate milk... ditch the high fructose corn syrup.

yeah, why couldn't they just flavor it without adding sugar?
At any rate, I always drank the chocolate milk, and I think if its a choice between getting more kids to drink milk, or that they might not at all, I'd say keep it around.

You'd think the sugar already in the milk would be enough. But like I said, if a sweetener must be used, cane sugar would be a better, more natural alternative to the chemically-altered high fructose corn syrup.

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Postby Acadzia » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:00 pm

I really can't buy chocolate milk, it doesn't last long enough. I drink it too quickly 'cause it's so tasty.
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Postby Milks Empire » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:01 pm

Acadzia wrote:I really can't buy chocolate milk, it doesn't last long enough. I drink it too quickly 'cause it's so tasty.

^ This.

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Postby EvilDarkMagicians » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:01 pm

Milks Empire wrote:
DogDoo 7 wrote:
Milks Empire wrote:Keep the chocolate milk... ditch the high fructose corn syrup.

you do realize that the HFCS is IN the chocolate milk, don't you?

Yes... and they need to stop doing that. If they must use sweetener, use cane sugar.


When they just put 'sugar' on the ingredients what type of sugar are they using.

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Postby EvilDarkMagicians » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:02 pm

Milks Empire wrote:
EvilDarkMagicians wrote:
Milks Empire wrote:Keep the chocolate milk... ditch the high fructose corn syrup.

I totally didn't expect that opinion from you.
I need to up my powers of observation...

And why was it so unexpected?


Sarcasm..... :p

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