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Want Chocolate Milk? Decatur Schools Are Asking

Parents have until Sept. 21 to go online and give their opinions about proposed menu changes in Decatur school lunchrooms.

The Decatur school system when it discussed ways to make school lunches healthier, including the possible elimination of chocolate milk.

The administration about the proposed changes in an online survey. The survey can be reached by going to the City Schools of Decatur webpage.

The deadline to finish the survey is 5 p.m. Sept. 21.

First, of course, parents should read the recommendations from the Ultimate Menu Committee, a group of school nutrition employees, parents and one student who spent months studying what's served in the lunchrooms.

The survey can also be found on the school system website.

Here are previous stories about the menu proposals.

 

 

 

 

Maureen Meadows September 12, 2012 at 03:08 PM
The issue is not chocolate milk, but rather the quality of the chocolate milk. I routinely cut "commercially sold" chocolate milk half with plain milk, and it is still delicious. We make the same choice in restaurants. The school system is in a position to request that the manufacturers provide a product that is still dellcious but has just a little added sugar (milk is very sweet on its own), and no high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors and colors.

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