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May 10th, 2011
06:06 AM ET

Should schools ban chocolate milk?

Child obesity rates are rising and schools across the country are combating the problem by providing healthier school lunches. The latest target on the lunch menu is chocolate milk.

The superintendent of the nation’s second-largest school district in Los Angeles says he is looking to remove both chocolate and strawberry milk from schools. And, other states like Florida have considered statewide bans.

Many nutritionists are divided on the issue. Some say the calcium, vitamin D and protein benefits of flavored milk outweigh the harm of the sugar content. Others argue sugar or not, it's the only milk kids get.

AM asks you, should chocolate milk be banned from school lunches?

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