A Recipe for Change: Flavored Milk

A Recipe For Change: Flavored Milk

Tue 11 Oct 2011

Story by The Food Revolution Team
 

The Food Revolution believes that flavored milk is one more source of additional sugar – and other non-nutritive additives – that kids don’t need. This campaign is about declaring that schools should give our kids the best nutrition possible, and one step is to make sweetened, flavored milk a treat, not an everyday staple at breakfast and lunch.

FOOD REVOLUTION MILK WEEK OF ACTION

On November 7-11 we are encouraging Food Revolutionaries to lead a “Milk Week of Action” of their own design in their community. The availability of flavored milk is a local decision that you can influence. And talking about pure vs. processed milk can open a powerful community conversation about the food in schools.

You can use the resources below to guide you.

To plug into our community of Milk leaders, join our Facebook Group.

TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR LOCAL ACTION ON FLAVORED MILK

Facts on Milk


Fact Sheet: The Plain Truth About Flavored Milk
LAUSD Pure Milk Fact Sheet

Changing Milk in School

Superintendent’s Memo to the Board in Los Angeles
Colorado Springs District 11 web page about White Milk

Tools for Action

Milk Leaders Facebook Page
● Colorado Springs White Milk Poster 1 & White Milk Poster 2
Change.org - a great site to create an easy sign-on letter to local officials

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Examples from Our Community


Explanation of the November Milk Week of Action
Article and Photos about the June 9th Milk Day of Action

Additional Reading and Watching

Big Dairy Puts Big Scare Into Parents to Push Chocolate Milk - But for How Long? by Ed Bruske, blogger, Better DC School Food
The Chocolate Milk Debate: Does It Do A Body Bad?
Chocolate Milk In Schools: Should It Be Banned? By Marlene Schwartz, PhD
Video of Chef Ann Cooper: Eliminating Chocolate Milk in Schools

This is just to get you started; we will have more tools and resources to share with you in the coming weeks!

The Food Revolution Team

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