In attempts to improve the nutritional quality of school meals, some schools and lunch advocates are calling for a change that many health professionals agree could cause more harm than good when it comes to children's health: removing lowfat chocolate milk from the lunch line.
The nation's leading health and nutrition organizations recognize the valuable role that milk, including lowfat flavored milk, can play in meeting daily nutrient needs. Now, the nation's dairy farmers and milk processors are joining the national conversation on healthy school lunches to highlight this growing issue and call on moms to help keep chocolate milk in schools with the Raise Your Hand for Chocolate Milk campaign.
The nation's milk processors (through the Milk Processor Education Program) and dairy farmers (through the National Dairy Council) have teamed up to provide the latest facts and science on Chocolate Milk's role in children's diets. You can also sign the "Raise Your Hand For Chocolate Milk" petition to show your support to keep chocolate milk on the menu in schools nationwide.