I love chocolate milk. Always have. Now it's time to do something about it:
[url=Schools">http://www.cbc.ca/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2009/11/02/pei-choco... look for equal treatment for chocolate milk[/url]
Some P.E.I. parents and educators are calling for a more affordable price for chocolate milk in Island schools.
White milk has been subsidized since the 1980s through the work of the P.E.I. School Milk Foundation, but chocolate milk isn't.
In the cafeteria at Summerside Intermediate School, it costs $2 for a 500-millilitre bottle of chocolate milk, as opposed to $0.75 for white milk. [...]
Charmaine Campbell, a registered dietitian with the Healthy Eating Alliance, said the attitudes of health professionals towards chocolate milk have changed. It used to be seen as a sugary treat, but it does have the same nutritional value as white milk, with a few extra teaspoons of sugar.
"We have heard some complaints from parents about the pricing of chocolate milk," said Campbell.
"The Healthy Eating Alliance would be supportive of having chocolate milk subsidized."
The idea of subsidizing milk in schools is not without precedent. Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick subsidize both white and chocolate milk in their schools.