Why No Flavored Milk with Meals?
Ms. Debby gets asked frequently, especially by new members of The Learning Center! family, why we don’t offer flavored milk at lunch and breakfast. After all, it is milk and it does have all the good stuff associated with milk like calcium and vitamin D. True… BUT along with “the good stuff” there is a lot of added sugar and thus a lot of extra calories that many students do not need. Our compromise has been that we do offer chocolate milk as a snack item.
Chef Ann, a pioneer in bringing better foods to school lunch programs, explains it well in the video below.