Calif. school district backs chocolate milk

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A prominent school district in California has decided that chocolate milk is worth the trade-off when it comes to nutrient value vs. calories. The Santa Monica-Malibu school board grappled with this issue Aug. 24, with advocates on both sides in attendance.

School Board President José Escarce, who is a professor of medicine at UCLA, pointed out that many students might not drink milk at all if the chocolate variety is eliminated.

“It doesn’t make sense to me that we would take that chance,” he was quoted by The Los Angeles Times. “There is no evidence that this is related to obesity, and this is a really important nutrient to our students — it really is.”

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Peter Leighton    
Malibu  |  October, 03, 2011 at 05:24 PM

There is a better alternative to this Chocolate Milk Dilemma. An all-natural chocolate milk mix called MojoMilk ( contains 60% fewer calories than leading brands and also delivers 10x more healthy probiotics than yogurt. MojoMilk comes in stick packs so you can put them in kids lunch boxes and let them enjoy great chocolate milk while being healthy!

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