Los Angeles board eliminates flavored milk from school menus

June 15, 2011
Change is part of effort to improve nutrition and combat obesity

From The Los Angeles Times: The Los Angeles Unified School District has approved a new dairy contract that makes it the largest district in the nation to eliminate flavored milk from its menus. The district serves 650,000 meals a day at 1,000 sites. The action is part of the district's effort to make school food more healthful and help combat obesity. The menu changes will result in more vegetarian offerings and fewer meals that resemble fast food.

APRIL 2011... from The Los Angeles Times: Los Angelesschools will remove high-sugar chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk from their lunch and breakfast menus after food activists campaigned for the change, L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy says. Deasy revealed his intent, which will require approval by the school board, during an appearance with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Read earlier item

Sponsored Recommendations