The New York City Department of Education moved to ban chocolate milk from Big Apple schools this week; citing health concerns centered on high-sugar beverages being served to over one million students.
“Citing health concerns, including sugar content, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and his underlings are pushing for a white-milk-only policy, DOE sources said,” reports the New York Post.
“The thinking is that these kids are already getting too much sugar, why are they getting it in their milk?’” one department source told the Post, confirming administrators “are discussing what to do and how to do it.’’
The flavored-milk is currently banned in Washington, DC and San Francisco.
“It would be awful to take away people’s chocolate milk,” said one parent.
“The schools serve other sugary drinks that are no better — juices and sodas,” added another.
“Over two-thirds of milk served in school is flavored, which represents an essential way that kids get the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development,” said a written statement from a group of dairy farmers.
Read the full report at the New York Post.
GREEN NEW MEAL! De Blasio Vows to ‘Reduce Red Meat’ by 50% in All City-Owned Facilities
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled-down on his administration’s pledge to comply with the Democrats’ ‘Green New Deal’ this week; vowing to cut the Big Apple’s “red meat” purchases by 50% in all city-owned facilities.
“New York City is strengthening its climate leadership by acknowledging the importance of slashing consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions associated with factory farmed meat. Eliminating processed meat and cutting red meat purchases will pay dividends for the health of future generations and the planet,” said Friends of the Earth program manager Chloe Waterman.
“We applaud Mayor de Blasio, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and all of the advocates who made today’s announcement possible. We hope other cities will soon follow suit,” she added.
De Blasio’s commitment comes just days after he promised to ban “classic” steel and glass skyscraper construction throughout New York City.
Read the full report here.
GREEN NEW MEAL: AOC Uses Price of ‘Croissants at LaGuardia’ Airport to Justify $15 Minimum Wage
Just days after bizarrely suggesting Republicans used a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the re-election of Franklin Roosevelt -who died in office in 1945- Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is now using the price of breakfast at a New York City airport to promote a $15 minimum wage.
“Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE,” posted the Democratic-Socialist on social media. “Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive??”
Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE 😱
Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive??
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 1, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez faced a fierce backlash last week after her ‘Green New Deal’ failed to secure a single “Yes” vote in the US Senate; with virtually all Democrats voting “present” and refusing to publicly endorse the massive federal program.