Keep Chocolate Milk, Decatur Schools Committee Recommends
Probably gone: Muffins, shrimp poppers and high-sugar desserts. The Decatur Schools menu committee surveyed parents and got feedback about which food items to keep, change or eliminate.
It looks like chocolate milk will remain in Decatur City Schools cafeterias.
After surveying parents, a menu committee recommends chocolate milk remain on lunchroom menus, with a change to a brand with less sugar.
In the survey of 614 parents, 50.7 percent said to keep chocolate milk and 49.3 percent said to eliminate it.
Several months ago, the Ultimate Menu Committee recommended phasing out chocolate milk for grades K-3, along with other food items. The school board balked at taking action and asked the committee to conduct the survey and come back with new recommendations.
The problem, some school board members said, is that some kids won't drink white milk, only chocolate.
Other survey results: Parents recommended eliminating muffins, shrimp poppers and high-sugar desserts from the cafeterias. (The desserts are already gone.) The parents overwhelmingly wanted to keep peanut butter.
To see the full list of committee recommendations and the survey results, go to the City Schools of Decatur webpage.
The school board is scheduled to vote on the recommendation during a meeting that starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Westchester Center at 758 Scott Blvd.
A work session will be held at 5:30 p.m.