USDA Considering Ban Of Chocolate Milk From School Cafeterias, And I Call Bullsh*t


As the great Michael Scott once said, “no God, no God please no, no, no, nooooooo.”

That might be a little dramatic, but I feel as though the response is warranted considering the ridiculous news….

A staple of the American elementary and middle school lunch is staring extinction right in the eyes. The evil people over at the USDA (which is the United States Department of Agriculture, but also includes Food and Nutrition) is considering a ban of the oh-so-delicious chocolate milk from cafeterias due to the drink having a high sugar content.

The federal government presented the idea earlier this year, and the chocolate milk ban has already been adopted by big cities such as Washington, DC and San Francisco.

Those who support the restriction of chocolate milk, along with all the other flavored milks, say that the beverage plays a role in the rising issue of childhood obesity.

There are plenty of people upset about this proposed ban, including the likes of parents, school representatives and me (an upset person way past their elementary and middle school days). However, no one is more upset than “Big Dairy,” the people behind the “Got Milk?” campaigns.

How else are the people from “Big Milk” going to get young people to get hooked on a drink that we really don’t need as humans past infancy?

This is their direct line to a long, steady future of consumers, and the government is stepping in to ruin it all.

Katie Wilson, the executive director of the Urban School Food Alliance in the United States, had this to say when she heard the news of the proposed chocolate milk ban:

“We want to take a product that most kids like and that has nine essential nutrients in it and say, ‘You can’t drink this, you have to drink plain?’ What are we trying to prove?”

Yeah, that’s exactly right! (says me who really has no horse in the race).

Not to mention, the United States’ education ranking has been falling behind other countries in recent years, and the school closures brought about by the pandemic sure as hell didn’t help. But hey, let’s keep worrying about the chocolate milk…

An additional post below the original tweet from Daily Loud explained more about the potential decision for the USDA to step in. The tweet, which features an excerpt pulled from the Wall Street Journal, states:

“Chocolate milk, long a school-cafeteria mainstay, could be coming off the menu. Concerned about the amount of added sugars children are consuming, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering a ban on flavored milk— including chocolate, strawberry and other varieties—in elementary and middle schools when it adopts new standards for school meals.”

First they took away cinnamon rolls from school lunches, and now they are trying to take away flavored milk? You might as well not even serve lunch at this point.

What other drink besides chocolate milk are you supposed to pair with cheeseburgers or bowls of chili?

I drank chocolate milk with my bowls of meaty, tomato chili all the time at school when I was a kid and I turned out just fine…

Social media certainly wasn’t friendly to the idea of banning chocolate milk either:

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