Chocolate Milk In Our SchoolsProudly constructed by Ryan Heshmati; a young productive writer.Chocolate milk should be served in schools because its consumers are not exposed to more sugar, it passes down vitamins and nutrients, and most importantly it is not the schools’ jobs to worry about the obesity of students, it’s to worry about profits. What does all this mean? It means that our schools care more about the money they are bringing in than our students health. But what is even worse is that our students health is not really affected by chocolate milk.One reason chocolate milk should be served in schools is that its consumers are not exposed to more sugar. For example, according to Nutrition in Disguise , a nutritionist, Melissa Dobbins stated, children who drink flavored milk “do not consume more added sugar.” Also, according to Jonathan Smith in the article Chocolate Milk: More Harmful Than Helpful the Jamie Oliver website says children are “getting nearly two gallons of extra sugar each year. That’s really bad for their health.” Let me tell you what is terribly wrong about this argument, it doesn’t mention how much the average child exercises at school and at home. Think about it, a child on a sugar high will run around so much that the sugar they just consumed would burn off almost instantly. In addition, the USDA says that one cup of chocolate milk only contains about 24 grams of sugar. The USDA says unsweetened apple juice also has about 24 grams of sugar per cup. So why aren’t schools talking about banning apple juice since they are selling that? Isn’t it bad to?Another reason chocolate milk should be served in schools is that it passes down children vitamins and nutrients . For example, chocolate milk contains vitamin A, according to “Nutrition in Disguise.” The article also says that chocolate milk contains vitamin D and calcium. The Dairy Council of California says that normal white milk has the same vitamins and nutrients, so why do the schools care which milk their students drink?Lastly, chocolate milk should be served in schools because it is not the schools’ jobs to worry about the obesity of students, it’s to worry about profits. For example, too much pizza can cause obesity, right? Is there any movement to ban it at Saratoga Elementary? I asked a teacher at SES and his response, “I have not heard of any movement to ban pizza.”So, why is there a movement to ban chocolate milk? I’ll tell you why. Chocolate milk cost schools more money. How do I know this? I found a school district that wanted to ban chocolate milk — Newton Public Schools posted a PDF from the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. The author of the PDF said that “flavored milk costs more than white milk for the schools to purchase.” I found a New York Times article about a public intermediate school by Annette Fuentes that wrote, “Each sale yields a $1 profit,” and that each meal ” includes a drink or a fruit or vegetable.” Think about it; at this school each meal includes a drink if you pick that. That drink can cost schools different amounts of money. Remember the PDF? They said themselves it cost schools more to get flavored milk (chocolate milk) than to get normal milk.In conclusion, chocolate milk should be served in schools because the truth is, its consumers are not exposed to more sugar, it has important vitamins and nutrients like vitamin D, and most of all, schools are only talking about banning it because it is in their best interests, not ours. After reading this article, the next time you see a school movement to ban chocolate milk, what will you think?