No, We Don't Need To Protect Kids from Chocolate Milk

July 19, 2017 10:09 AM

I understand that excessive drinking and childhood obesity are serious problems. So too are some of the proposed solutions to those problems.

For example, the San Francisco school district plans to ban flavored milk from its students supposedly to reduce calories. Other schools that have tried this have seen kids reduce the amount of milk they drink or even stop drinking it altogether.

I’d rather have kids drinking flavored milk and receiving its healthy vitamins and nutrients than drinking no milk at all.

Is a carton of flavored milk each day at school really the cause of childhood obesity?

I recently received an email from a listener upset with me for my pro-milk stance. She actually compared the need for the milk restriction to the legal drinking age.

Even in today’s cynical, negative society that seems over board. Of all the things today we need to protect our kids from, I’d say chocolate milk is not one of them.

Also to supposedly protect us from ourselves, several city officials around the country are supporting soda taxes and drink size restrictions.

Their hypocrisy goes so far in some cases to even include diet drinks. How does taxing them fight obesity?

Politicians seemingly will go to any lengths to get their hands on our money and they don’t seem interested in fighting the problem of government obesity.

Moderation and common sense are needed in both our diets and our government.

Sadly, both are lacking in our society today.

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