Children boycott regular milk after school bans chocolate milk

Posted at 12:18 PM, Mar 29, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-29 13:18:21-04

CABELL COUNTY, WV (WTVR) – Chocolate has always been the so-called, bad boy of the lunch room.

High in fat, calories and sugar, the average eight ounce carton once carried about 29 grams of sugar and was around 200 calories.

So many public school systems have been taking it off their shelves in the fight against childhood obesity. [CONNECT: Do you think chocolate milk should be allowed in schools? Comment on Facebook]

But students in Cabell County West Virginia decided to do something about the ban.

The students boycotted unflavored milk in protest.

Because the kids were not drinking any type of milk, they were not getting the proper nutrients, such as vitamin A, D, calcium and potassium.

The USDA said if schools serve flavored milk, it should be fat free and lower in calories.

Cabell County put a non-fat version back on their shelves.

They felt flavored milk was better than no milk at all.