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No More Chocolate Milk for Connecticut Public-School Students?

Young chocolate milk lovers in CT should start worrying. The state may be the first to ban the beverage from all of its public schools. 

The popular drink is said to have twice the sugar of plain, low-fat milk, with high-fructose corn syrup among its ingredients. 

Director of Communications for CT Governor Dannel Malloy, Andrew Doba, released a statement regarding a bill to ban the serving of chocolate milk in public schools.

Malloy has yet to sign the measure into law. 

"This specific bill has not yet come to the Governor's desk and will be reviewed in detail when it arrives. However, on the broader topic at hand, the Governor is not supportive of banning chocolate milk in public schools," Doba said. "While we must be extremely mindful of the nutritional value of what's offered to students, ensuring an appropriate array of options helps to ensure that kids receive the calcium and other nutrients they need."

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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