May 9, 2017

Public Schools Lose

Note: this post has been updated in March 2021.

Public schools lose again, why?

You would think that the public schools would be able to get some of the best foods available because of the support of the government. However, this isn’t the case. The National School Lunch Program, a federal program, requires schools to offer dairy milk. Public schools lose because of the elevated level of support from the government and the influence of the dairy industry as it is required to include dairy.  

I have written before about the dangers of dairy products, especially milk and cheese.  Check out one of my earlier posts You Should Avoid DairySince writing that article, I came across several more articles that should raise more questions in your mind about using dairy products and the power of the dairy industry. Dairy products are not the clean image products that gave us the saying Got Milk, which was an effective American advertising campaign for which celebrities donned milk mustaches in support of drinking

Big Dairy Wins and Public Schools Lose Again

Los Angeles Times - The drought is over at L.A. schools. For chocolate milk, anyway

When students returned to Los Angeles public schools this fall, for the first time in five years, chocolate milk was back on the menu. 

No one would argue that a carton of chocolate milk—full of cholesterol, saturated fat and more sugar than two Krispy Kreme doughnuts combined—is healthy. So why has it made its way back onto the lunch line, and what can you do about it?

School board members argued that without the sugary chocolate and strawberry flavors enticing them, students were “at risk” of drinking less milk. By returning chocolate milk to the menu, LAUSD calculated that milk consumption could increase by 4,332 gallons a week.

That’s a big win for the dairy industry—and a big loss for students.

Via - Dairy Is Bad for Humans, Cows and the Planet: So Why Are Public Schools Required to Offer Milk with Every Meal?  Oct. 25, 2017 11:30AM EST

There is some movement and hope against big dairy

  October 2020.
TALLAHASSEE—In the first ever legal action of its kind, a new Florida school is challenging the National School Lunch Program’s milk mandate in court. KING Charter Schools, whose mission includes lessons in environmentally conscious and sustainable living, as well as whole foods eating based on plant-based foods, will file its initial brief on Oct. 29. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine—a nonprofit with more than 12,000 doctor members—is sponsoring the litigation. via Florida School Goes to Court to Fight Milk Mandate

Start your journey to Health

This crisis in personal health is the result of chronically poor dietary and lifestyle choices. Below are three resources that will get you to think about consuming any dairy products. Dairy is not your friend!

  1. Got Milked?: The Great Dairy Deception and Why You’ll Thrive without Milk 
  2. What’s in Your Milk?: An Exposé of Industry and Government Cover-Up on the Dangers of the Genetically Engineered (rBGH) Milk You’re Drinking
  3. The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy

Your health really does matter - Ditch Dairy

North Americans are some of the least healthy people on Earth. Despite the advanced medical care and one of the highest standards of living in the world, one in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and 50 percent of US children are overweight. Much of this is due to over consumption of dairy products.

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