Flavored Milk Is Out In LA Schools

June 15, 2011 Updated Jun 15, 2011 at 5:48 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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June 15, 2011 Updated Jun 15, 2011 at 5:48 PM EDT

(WKBW/ABC News) The Los Angeles Unified School District is now the nation's largest school system to stop serving sugar-laden flavored milk.

The school board voted yesterday to eliminate chocolate and
strawberry milk from schools as of July 1.

The superintendent came up with the proposal after critics said the flavored milks contain the sugar equivalent of a candy bar.

Many health advocates including the American Heart Association say the nutritional benefits of flavored milk outweigh the harm of added
sugar, but others say children should learn to drink plain milk.

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