April 27th, 2011
Supe wants to ban flavored milk in LA schools
The superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District says he longer wants to offer chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk to students as part of an attempt to curb childhood obesity.
Supt. John Deasy (DAY’-zee), appearing with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver on Tuesday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” said he will recommend the ban to the board of education by July.
The nation’s second-largest school district clashed with Oliver last fall when he wanted to shoot his reality TV series “Food Revolution,” which is focused on making kids’ lunches healthier, at Los Angeles schools. The district objected to having TV cameras in schools.
Deasy said he is concerned about serving flavored milk to students because of its additives.