The governor of Connecticut yesterday vetoed a measure which would have banned chocolate milk in that state's public schools. He wrote: "A ban would deny children some health benefits. What ultimately would have happened is children would have ended up drinking less milk, getting less calcium, and we might have had difficulty fulfilling the milk requirement."
In a letter to the Secretary of State, the governor said dietary guidelines for Americans recommend that children consume three servings of nonfat or low-fat dairy per day. He said research has shown that when chocolate milk is removed as an option, total milk consumption goes down and milk waste increases.
Not all kids like white milk, it's a fact, and this is one sensible governor in these days of banning things.