Did Banning Chocolate Milk in Schools Really Backfire?

Did Banning Chocolate Milk in Schools Really Backfire?

Chocolate milk accounts for over 60 percent of the milk offered in schools today. Kids love it, mostly due to the high sugar content – about 3 teaspoons of added sugar for an 8 fluid ounce drink. But kids consume … Continue reading

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What’s Inside Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

What’s Inside Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

We asked this question 5 years ago, and posted the answer on our blog. A reader alerted us that the product has changed since then, so we decided to compare Nesquik 2014 to its 2009 former self. We were pleasantly … Continue reading

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Do You Want Your Child to Drink Artificially Sweetened Milk?

Do You Want Your Child to Drink Artificially Sweetened Milk?

No, we didn’t think so. Please do yourself a favor and tell the FDA what you think, by entering your comment on a proposed change it is considering in the labeling of flavored milk. The current labeling laws mandate the … Continue reading

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Why Manufacturers DON’T Want Nutrition Labels to Include Added Sugars Info

Why Manufacturers DON’T Want Nutrition Labels to Include Added Sugars Info

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  For years, we have been proponents of improved nutrition labeling on food products. There are various loopholes and tricks manufacturers use to embellish the nutritional value of their products. Labeling … Continue reading

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Recovery Drinks: Gatorade or Chocolate Milk?

Recovery Drinks: Gatorade or Chocolate Milk?

You got up early, dragged yourself out of bed and spent 30, 45, or even 60 full minutes on the treadmill, swimming, or jogging outside before the heat gets too unbearable. Congrats! Now it’s recovery time, a scientific-come-marketing term that … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Happy Meal Makeover: A (Small) Step in the Right Direction

McDonald’s Happy Meal Makeover: A (Small) Step in the Right Direction

McDonald’s announced yesterday that the Happy Meal is changing: 1. The amount of french fries will more than halve from 2.4 oz to 1.1. 2. 5 Apple slices will be added to each Happy Meal. 3. Low fat chocolate milk … Continue reading

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LA Schools Ban Chocolate Milk. Dump 3 Million Pounds of Sugar

LA Schools Ban Chocolate Milk. Dump 3 Million Pounds of Sugar

UPDATE: The school board did not ban flavored milk. The board was asked to approve a contract; that’s why it was involved at all, because it has to approve large contracts. The contract called for plain milk. [Thanks Mary MacVean, … Continue reading

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Schools, an Important Part of the Nutrition Puzzle

Schools, an Important Part of the Nutrition Puzzle

Children enter the public education system at the tender age of 5 and stay there for 13 years. During that time, they learn to read, write, and hopefully to become contributing members of society.This is not something to be taken … Continue reading

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Is Chocolate Milk Losing Ground in School Lunches?

Is Chocolate Milk Losing Ground in School Lunches?

Chocolate milk contains way too much sugar. An 8 fl oz serving (the standard carton served in schools) contains 3 teaspoons of added sugar! That sounds more like a treat than a healthy drink. Not something kids should be getting … Continue reading

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Chocolate Milk Advice – Syrup, Powder, or Ready-to-Drink? [Inside the Label]

Chocolate Milk Advice – Syrup, Powder, or Ready-to-Drink? [Inside the Label]

We recently wrote about chocolate milk with too much sugar being served in school lunches. We also covered a chocolate drink that’s better left on the shelf. But as parents, we can’t ignore the fact that kids LOVE sweetened milk. … Continue reading

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