Physicians Group Petitions to Ban Milk From School Lunches
The Physicians Committee of Responsible Medicine is petitioning to ban milk from school lunches based on its health benefits, or, according to this group, its lack thereof. In light of the recent bans on sugary drinks like soda in schools, this petition is sparking debate:
According to the report, PCRM claims that the beverage is “…high in sugar, high in fat and high in animal protein that is harmful to, rather than protective of, bone health.”
Despite the American Heart Association's recommendation that children between ages 1 and 8 drink around two cups of reduced-fat milk a day, the PCRM asserts in its petition there are better ways for youngsters to get their calcium.