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Malloy opposed to banning chocolate milk

HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy does not support banning chocolate milk in Connecticut schools, according to a statement from his administration that stops short of promising to veto a bill including such a ban.

Malloy’s spokesman Andrew Doba said Friday:

“This specific bill has not yet come to the Governor’s desk and will be reviewed in detail when it arrives. However, on the broader topic at hand, the Governor is not supportive of banning chocolate milk in public schools. While we must be extremely mindful of the nutritional value of what’s offered to students, ensuring an appropriate array of options helps to ensure that kids receive the calcium and other nutrients they need.”

On the last night of the session, the legislature unanimously passed a bill effectively banning the sale of chocolate milk at schools. The ban was tucked in legislation making “minor revisions” to education statutes.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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