Got Chocolate Milk? Not Any longer Say Jamie Oliver, LA Schools

Chocolate milk, strawberry milk, corn dogs and chicken blocks are on its way out of los angeles schools. Jamie Oliver, a high profile chef, can also be making his name like a pioneer against child weight problems and health for the schooled youth generally. Now the la Unified School District (LAUSD) introduced a ban on flavored milk to begin with, making steps perfectly into a healthier future for college students.

A LAUSD representative mentioned:


“Jamie Oliver provided the opportunity to focus on an area that could contribute to ongoing district initiatives, which included the recommendation for the removal of flavored milk with added sugars. Our goal, in tandem with Jamie Oliver, is to continue to serve healthy and nutritious meals.”

It’s not only soda that’s filled with sugar. Children are setting it up in the chocolate and strawberry milk they drink in school too. Flavored milk also offers other components you will not get in the plain stuff for example colors, tastes, sugar substitutes, that don’t allow it to be more healthy.

About one out of three American youngsters are obese or overweight, based on the Cdc and Prevention. Since 1980, weight problems prevalence in people ages 2 to 19 has nearly tripled.

On Tuesday, the la Unified School District made the decision, inside a 5-2 election, that L.A. public schools won’t offer flavored milks included in an attempt to curb childhood weight problems. The board made the decision on the five-year contract that is constantly offer low- with no-fat milks. Authorities added soy milk and Lactaid options, but gave strawberry and chocolate milks the boot.

The district also vowed to provide more vegetarian options and also to phase out fried and breaded products for example corn dogs and chicken blocks.

LAUSD food services director Dennis Binkle adds:


“Those excess calories are not needed and, when coupled with insufficient exercise, increases risk for students. These include the fat-free chocolate milk and fat-free strawberry milk. We are making sure the meals served are of the highest nutrients possible, making sure serving sizes are appropriate and encouraging exercise.”

Dr. David L. Katz, director of the Prevention Research Center at the Yale University School of Medicine continues:


“The more sugar we consume, the more we tend to want. If even milk has added sugar, what doesn’t? Part of getting everyone to better eating is getting everyone familiar with more wholesome, less-processed foods. Milk closer to nature is a better choice than milk with added sugar and colorings and flavorings. Every eating occasion is an opportunity to promote health or oppose it. If schools take a lead role in promoting health, there will still be much work to do outside of schools, but school then become an important part of the solution, rather than contributing to the problem.”

Dr. Jana Klauer, a nutrition and metabolism expert in New York agrees:


“Adding flavorings and sugar to milk offers no nutritional benefit. The harm of the sweetened dairy products, besides the added calories, is that the palate changes so that the drive for sweetness increases.”

Sources: Los Angeles Unified School District and The Jamie Oliver Food Revolution