Thursday, June 16, 2011

Future National Problem: Kids Who Can't Think for Themselves

James Lileks reports on a "social justice" issue:

LA schools have decided to ban “flavored milk,” permitting only milk-flavored milk. The issue, of course, is childhood obesity. Flavored milk has extra sugar. Regular milk is healthier. Don’t even ask about menthol milk; it’s been banned for years. This objection by a school board member makes sense to any parent who’s ever read the nutritional label:

(Galatzan) noted the district serves fruit juices containing 27 to 29 grams of sugar per serving, more than the amount of sugar in flavored milk – 20 grams in 8 ounces of fat-free chocolate milk and 27 grams in fat-free strawberry.


Dan Richwine said...

First they came for the menthol milk, and I didn't speak out because I did not drink menthol milk...

Michael Wade said...


Love it!


Kurt Harden said...

Anything. . .anything but education. You can count on that to be the focus.