Stefanik bill would require schools to offer chocolate milk in shot at Mayor Adams

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By Carl Campanile, New York Post

Let them drink chocolate milk!

That’s the message upstate New York Rep. Elise Stefanik is sending to health-conscious Mayor Eric Adams in his quest to ban the beloved drink from schools.

The Republican from Plattsburgh has introduced federal legislation that would require all schools to offer chocolate milk after hearing that theBig Apple mayor — who follows a plant-based diet — wants to ban the dairy product from city cafeterias because of what he deems unhealthy sugar content.

Stefanik’s “Protecting School Milk Choices Act of 2022 says schools “shall offer students flavored and unflavored milk” and also “may” offer students lactose-free milk.

“Mayor Adams fails to understand that delicious, flavored milk is how many of our kids access the essential nutrients in dairy for their development and that taking options away from children is not the answer,” said Stefanik, who represents dairy farmers in the North County.

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