Nanny State Run Amok?
The Orlando Sentinel reports while "Red Eye" investigates in their usual way, you decide: Florida may ban chocolate milk in schools, not as punishment, but as policy.
State may ban sugary drinks from public schools The Board of Education seeks expert advice, will take up issue in December
September 21, 2010
By Denise-Marie Balona, Orlando Sentinel
The Board of Education has agreed to move forward on a plan to eliminate sugary beverages and make Florida the first state in the nation to ban chocolate milk in public schools.
Board member John Padget, a former schools superintendent from South Florida, has been pressing his colleagues for a year to cut out most beverages besides water, pure juice and white, low-fat milk to help fight childhood obesity.
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