Lawmakers urge NYC mayor not to ban flavored milk in schools
A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants New York City Mayor Eric Adams to keep flavored milk on the menu.
Among them, Rep. Antonio Delgado and Rep. Elise Stefanik.
They, along with a number of other state lawmakers, signed a letter expressing concern that ditching flavored milk would lead to less milk consumption and kids missing out on vital nutrients.
They also say most flavored milk has less sugar than a cap recommended by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
In addition, they want to make sure dairy farmers are supported.
The New York Post reports Adams supported a 2019 proposal for the city Department of Education to ban flavored milk when he was Brooklyn borough president, saying “Chocolate milk is loaded with extra sugar and causes type 2 diabetes and obesity and other health issues.”
Adams has already introduced vegan options in schools.