Parent groups have a cow over campaign pushing chocolate milk as 'health food'


When it comes to comfort foods, chocolate milk ranks right up there with meatloaf and mac n' cheese. But a campaign to market the sweetened milk as a healthy choice for kids is leaving parent groups anything but comforted.

As we know, sugar may be a huge contributor to our obesity crisis and other chronic diseases. The American Heart Association in fact recently recommended children limit their intake of sugar to 16 grams a day. The association might, then, be surprised that pediatricians, dietitians, celebrities and a whole social media campaign are fighting the good fight for chocolate milk, calling it a healthy choice for kids.

How much added sugar, you ask, does eight ounces of chocolate milk contain? Four teaspoons, 16 grams, making one serving the maximum a child should consume every day.