Chocolate Milk

This is my essay about why chocolate milk should be served in schools. This is another essay that I am really proud of. I hope you enjoy it.

Chocolate milk in schools

by Matthew
I believe chocolate milk should be served in schools. When chocolate milk was banned from schools milk consumptions dropped, it is healthy for kids, and kids love the taste.
When chocolate milk was banned from schools milk consumptions dropped. For example, Mona Martinez-Brosh, Aurora Public Schools Nutrition Director and registered dietitian monitored milk sales and found that white milk decreased by 31 percent at one school and 48 percent at another. Another piece of evidence that I have is that kids consumed 35 percent less milk on average when chocolate milk was not available. Some students lossed 22 days of calcium due to milk they did not drink.

 

 

Another reason chocolate milk should be served in schools because it is still healthy for kids. For example, people would rather drink chocolate milk which isn’t so bad because it requires the same amount of nutrients such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, protein, vitamins A,D and B12, riboflavin, and niacin. Also people get better diet qualities, children who drink chocolate milk meet more of their nutrient needs, do not consume more added sugar or total-fat, and are not heavier than non-milk drinkers. Another piece of evidence is that on average, the flavored milk offered in schools today contains just 39 calories more than white milk. Lastly, the majority of milk in schools today is already low-fat or fat-free, and 95 percent of flavored milk in schools is projected to be at or below 150 calories for the 2011-12 school year.

Another reason to have chocolate milk in schools is because kids love the taste. For example, the New York times article says that 71 percent of milk served nationwide is chocolate milk. Also Ann Marie Krautheim, senior vice president of nutrition affairs for National Dairy Council. “It meets kids” taste preferences, and it provides nutrients they don’t get elsewhere. My last piece of evidence is that industries are proud to offer great-tasting, kid-approved flavored milk that’s lower in fat, contains less calories than ever before.

Although, some parents don’t want their kids to drink chocolate milk. But, some kids don’t eat green leafy vegetables to get there nutrients. Instead, parents should be thinking about the nutrients that their child is getting from chocolate milk instead of thinking about the sugar and calories.
In conclusion chocolate milk should be served in schools. That’s because milk consumptions dropped when they banned chocolate milk, it is still healthy for kids, and kids love the taste. For some reason too many scientist think that chocolate milk will make kids obese. Instead they should be thinking about sugar and calories that kids are eating out of school like junk food and unhealthy desserts.

 

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