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Malloy Opposed To Banning Chocolate Milk

by Hugh McQuaid | May 16, 2014 11:12am
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Posted to: Education, Health Care, State Budget

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy does not support banning chocolate milk in Connecticut schools, according to a statement from his administration that stops short of promising to veto a bill including such a ban.

Malloy’s spokesman Andrew Doba said Friday:

“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. 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.”

On the last night of the session, the legislature unanimously passed a bill effectively banning the sale of chocolate milk at schools. The ban was tucked in legislation making “minor revisions” to education statutes.

CTNewsJunkie wrote about the bill Wednesday setting off widespread media coverage of potential chocolate milk ban.

According to a statement from Quinnipiac University, Connecticut would be the first state in the country to ban chocolate milk from school cafeterias.

“The proposed ban is silly as far as I am concerned,” Dana White, an assistant professor of athletic training and sports medicine, said in the statement. “The nutrient benefits of chocolate milk including calcium, potassium and vitamin D are all nutrients that kids don’t get enough of. They far outweigh the sugar and sodium.”

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posted by: rsoxrule | May 16, 2014  12:30pm

the State is going to hell in a handbasket and we are talking about chocolate milk?!? this ALMOST makes me long for more talk about the minimum wage….like that is our saving grace!?!

posted by: SocialButterfly | May 17, 2014  1:31pm

If only Malloy took the interest in in our massive spending demise and business znd consumer unfriendly taxation—as he does with
chocolate milk—perhaps he would be a serious candidate for reelection—however, unfortunately for him, — “he would rather spin the chocolate milk bottle.”

posted by: NoNonsense2014 | May 19, 2014  10:54am

Malloy has saved chocolate milk in our schools! I see re-election in his future!