Dear PoP – Will Removing Chocolate Milk from Schools Contribute to a “Nanny State”?


Photo by PoPville flickr user Faucetini

“Dear PoP,

I saw in the Washington Post that there has been some pushback from parents regarding the elimination of chocolate milk in schools. Personally, I think the fact that kids aren’t gulping down all that sugar isn’t a half-bad idea, however I got into a heated debate with a colleague over this very issue. She thinks that measures like this will eventually create a “Nanny State.” I would be curious to hear what others in the city think, keeping in mind that DC is the only state (or district in this case) where obesity rates dropped this year.”

Kinda reminds me a bit of our discussions on the proposed ‘soda tax’. What do you guys think – is removing chocolate milk from schools a good idea and beneficial to the health of the students or just one more step in the direction of a nanny state?

Recent Stories

2436 18th Street, NW Thanks to Angelique (and everyone else) who sent word: “Mellow Mushroom in AdMo (where my favorite bartenders are) is closing as of SUNDAY. They told their…

7th and O Street, NW From MPD: “MPD is on the scene of a confirmed shooting in the 600 block of O Street NW. Lookout is for a black Chevrolet…

Yesterday there were 49,930 total positives. explore all the official D.C. data here From the Mayor’s Office: “The District’s reported data for Thursday, July 22, 2021 includes 43 new positive…

Thanks to Maggie for sending from “Columbia Heights, grew some peppers and made a pepper string to decorate her kitchen.” As the season progresses please send your great garden hauls…

×

Subscribe to our mailing list