Chocolate milk to return to Lebanon schools

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Associated Press

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 7:36 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 22 at 11:02 AM

LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — Chocolate milk will soon be offered again at Lebanon, Ore., schools.

Lebanon Community Schools eliminated flavored milk from its menus this year to help the district comply with federal school-lunch regulations.

The Albany Democrat-Herald says (http://is.gd/Bqu1nb) the regulations don't ban flavored milk but do tighten restrictions on calories and portion sizes and require more vegetables, fruits and whole grains.

Members of the Lebanon School Board last week agreed with concerns brought by two parents of students, and asked district officials to bring chocolate milk back to the cafeteria. Those parents noted that regular milk served at their children's school is being wasted by the gallon.

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Information from: Albany Democrat-Herald, http://www.dhonline.com

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