Governor doesn’t back chocolate milk ban

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reads over his speech in a private area backstage while waiting as delegates nominate him as the Democratic candidate for governor at the Connecticut Democratic Convention, Friday, May 16, 2014, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s governor says he doesn’t support a ban on chocolate milk in school cafeterias.

The prohibition on the drink enjoyed by generations of children was included in an education bill that has been approved by lawmakers but has not yet reached Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk.

Malloy says he’s mindful of nutritional concerns but wants to make sure that children have enough options for getting the calcium and other nutrients they need.

The chocolate milk ban was apparently an inadvertent result of an effort to reduce sodium levels in beverages provided in Connecticut school cafeterias.

Lawmakers may now try to revise the language in the bill.


Information from: WFSB-TV

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