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(US) Flavored Milk Sales At Schools Targeted By PETA

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    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Saying flavored milk can contain more sugar and calories than soft drinks, an animal rights group wants New York to restrict sales of the
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2003
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      ALBANY, N.Y. -- Saying flavored milk can contain more sugar and calories
      than soft drinks, an animal rights group wants New York to restrict sales
      of the popular dairy drinks in schools.

      People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals asked the state Education
      Department on Wednesday to either ban or limit vending machine sales of
      flavored milk in school.

      The drinks -- which come in flavors like chocolate and strawberry -- have
      become available in vending machines in hundreds of schools around the
      state in recent years. Proponents see them as a healthy alternative for
      kids who might otherwise grab a soda between classes.

      But PETA, a longtime antagonist to the dairy industry, said it filed a
      complaint to Education Commissioner Richard Mills claiming that flavored
      milk is not all that healthy. The group gave an example of a 16-ounce
      bottle of chocolate milk that listed 460 calories, 16 grams of fat and 58
      grams of sugar. In comparison, the same amount of a regular cola can
      consist of 200 calories, zero grams of fat and 54 grams of sugar, said
      PETA's Matthew Penzer.

      full story:
      http://www.wnbc.com/education/2524609/detail.html


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