Chocolate milk ban backfires in school, study says

The ban, an effort to combat childhood obesity, resulted in students consuming less protein and calcium.

ITHACA, N.Y.—In an effort to combat childhood obesity, government agencies have started to crack down on foods that the students of our nation consume. The issue even goes as high up as the White House — first lady Michelle Obama launched the "Let's Move!" campaign in 2010. Some school officials thought that one answer to this might be banning chocolate milk from elementary schools, but researchers from Cornell University found out that the restriction had negative effects.

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