Chocolate milk has been a staple in school lunches for the longest. You might not remember too many of your elementary school lunch items, but chances are you’ll remember the chocolate milk cartons, or in some cases, milk pouches.
In an attempt to curb student calorie intake, San Francisco, California just outright banned chocolate milk from its schools, according to the SF Chronicle.
When these young San Franciscans return to school from summer vacation, they will have one less drinking option to choose from, as the flavored milk ban will start in the Fall of 2017, for all elementary and middle schoolers.
High school students will have an extra semester to enjoy their chocolaty drink, as the ban will not take effect for them until the upcoming Spring semester.
Getting rid of the milk cuts the students’ calorie intake by at least 35 calories, and sugar intake by 10 grams.
They tested the ban on five schools last semester, and while the students weren’t big fans of the idea, they eventually just forcefully switched over to plain milk.
Over the years, San Francisco has really cracked down on unhealthy food, doing away with sugary snacks such as cookies, vending machine candy, and of course, sugary sodas.
While a piece of our childhood will be banned, looking down at my 28-year-old gut, I get it.