Santa Monica Schools Stick with Chocolate Milk

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The LA Unified School District has banned chocolate milk for its hundreds of thousands of students, on the ground that it contains too much sugar at a time when childhood obesity is epidemic. Last night, the subject was taken up by the Santa Monica-Malibu School Board, a much smaller district where kids already get whole wheat pasta, lunchtime salad bars and fresh vegetables every day. Contrary to the expectations of many people, they will still be served chocolate milk. Jose Escarce is a Professor of Medicine at UCLA and President of the School Board.

Credits

Guest:
Jose Escarce - Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Julia Flucht, Karen Radziner, Christian Bordal