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Flavored Milk

Added Sugar Replaces Fat as Ingredient to Watch For

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Michelle Obama unveiled a series of proposed changes to the food label last Thursday. These changes, she said, will help consumers make better, more informed decisions.

Ruminations on Aspartame and Milk

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Little rumination is required to reach this conclusion: Cows don't make aspartame. But they don't make strawberry flavoring, either. This is relevant to a debate that involves a petition by the dairy industry to the FDA to change what qualifies as milk.

Artificially Sweetened Chocolate Milk in Schools: Why I'm Concerned

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 04.28.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Given that the dairy industry is also asking for changes with respect to seventeen other products, one wonders if it's not using the appealing image of "school children drinking wholesome, lower calorie milk" as a Trojan horse to quietly overhaul the labeling of the entire dairy aisle.

Flavored Milk: Now With Reduced Calories And Sugar

Posted 10.24.2011 | Food

Who knew that chocolate milk could stir up such controversy? In June, flavored milk was officially banned in Los Angeles schools, thanks partly to cru...

Flavored Milk Banned In LA Schools

AP | By CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Unified School District is taking a stand against child obesity, becoming the nation's largest school system to stop se...

'Chocolate Milk Is Soda In Drag'

AP | By CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- Chocolate milk has long been seen as the spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine go down, but the nation's childhood obesity epidemic...

The Controversy Over Banning Chocolate Milk In Schools

Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D. | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home
Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.

Flavored milk is not the nutritional equivalent of unflavored milk. It is significantly higher in calories, sugar, and sodium, and usually contains artificial colors and flavors.

Sugar: The Unhealthy Side Of Chocolate Milk

Hemi Weingarten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hemi Weingarten

Children are consuming too many calories from sugar. The additional sugar in flavored milk can add up to an extra 5 pounds of body weight over a school year.