A Question for Your School: Got Milk?

Cathy Arnst

Some goods news on the fight against fat from New York and Connecticut. The New York City school system, the largest in the country, has banned whole milk from its cafeterias. It will only offer skim or 1% from now on. They are also serving chocolate skim milk, which I'm not wild about, but at least it's skim. The only other beverage the school system serves is water. In Connecticut, meanwhile, the governor and state legislature have just agreed to ban sales of all soda and sugary drinks from public schools. Remarkably, this makes Conn. the only state in the nation with such a comprehensive ban.

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