Why Farmers are Opposing a Potential Ban on Chocolate Milk in New York City Schools

ALBANY – A possible ban on chocolate milk in New York City public schools has led to swift backlash from upstate dairy farmers and Congressional lawmakers who fear it could negatively impact children’s health and the state’s economy. 

A spokesman for the city’s Education Department — which is weighing the ban over health concerns for children  — said no final decisions have been made. The story was first reported by the New York Post on Sunday. 

“Our priority is the health and well-being of our students, and every day, we offer a variety of healthy, delicious, and free meal options that exceed USDA standards,” the department said in a statement.

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