Chocolate Milk vs No Milk
I can' think of the last time my kids sat down and drank a glass of white milk. I'm not sure it has ever happened once they moved on from the bottle. I'm sure it's my fault because I can't think of the last time I had a glass milk that did not have a shot of espresso in it. But at least I have an excuse because I am lactose intolerant.
But they will drink chocolate milk. And I am at peace with that. Because chocolate milk has all the same nutrients as regular milk plus sugar. And unlike some parents I do not demonize sugar, meaning I understand that you don't want your kids to fill up on sugar but I also do not limit it to the extreme. Giant caveat: I do not buy the commercial chocolate milk which is loaded with sugar and is highly processed, I buy the reduced sugar Nestle Quik so I control the amount of chocolate syrup that is going into their milk.
But then, I saw that there is a battle over stocking chocolate milk in schools in P.E.I and in the U.S. So I called well-known nutritionnist, and MSN writer, Rosie Schwartz to ask her: Am I wrong in giving my kids chocolate milk?