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GT Get Fit Tip: Chocolate Milk has too much Sugar

A glass of chocolate milk.

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Give your kids chocolate flavored milk in moderation.

Chocolate milk is high in sugar and will contribute to Obesity if drank without responsibility.  White milk has about 14 grams of sugar per serving and chocolate has about 20 grams.  Thats almost as much sugar in a regular coke.

When I was younger there were a lot of “milk does a body good” commercials, not so much anymore.    Some schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar to eliminate the extra calories from school lunch.

British TV chef Jamie Oliver is on a milk kick trying to add nutritional value to school lunches and uses a California beach’s sand to show how much sugar school kids actually drink.  Watch “Food Revolution” for some useful info.

My personal opinion is that the chocolate milk sells better so they continue to market it as healthy so they can keep profits up.  Milk does have good protein, calcium but telling kids its healthy is not exactly the truth.  The extra calories in food will make kids fat.

Too much of anything is not good –  gluttony of food is not good.

Will your kids be upset if they don’t have chocolate milk at school?

Toys in Fast Food meals BANNED in Bowling Green – Yes or No?

Some health officials and fitness experts are wanting to make policy to ban restaurants from including toys in meals that have more than 485 kcals or 600 mg of sodium, and meals that have more than 35% of total kcals from Fat or 10% from added sugar.

They would also make restaurants include  low-fat milk and 100% fruit juice options instead of chocolate milk and sugary juices.

I personally am in favor of making healthy options available but I wouldn’t consider a “ban” instead they could eliminate unhealthy options with no toys in favor of the healthy choices with toys?

This is America #dowhatyoulike

How bout them apples?

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