A ban on chocolate milk may be too much for the governor of Connecticut to stomach.
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The state General Assembly earlier this week approved nutrition legislation that threatened to remove chocolate milk from public schools. But, drawing a line in the sand in the nanny-state debate, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Friday that on the matter of lactose legislation — he is intolerant.
The legislation was intended to decrease the sodium in beverages served to young students as a way to combat the nation’s growing obesity epidemic.
It was amended to state that no drinks with added sodium would be allowed. Chocolate milk, incidentally, typically contains 60-90 milligrams of added salt, according to experts, though it’s not considered a high-sodium beverage. The sodium is added to neutralize the bitterness of the cocoa.