On April 12, 2011, I watched Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and was SHOCKED! Jamie Oliver shared what he knew about flavoured milk by filling a school bus full of the amount of sugar consumed in the milk at a Los Angeles school district.
So on April 13, 2011, I shared a clip and picture from that episode and asked my grade four students what they thought about the milk. This is the link to the clip
My class has a regular blog and so I asked them to blog about their feelings. These are some of the things they had to say about what they saw:
~"I feel like I need to stop drinking chocolate milk at lunch. There are lots of healthy drink choices out there and we need to find the right one."
~"Well it is really bad! It’s ok to drink chocolate milk sometimes. So, if you had it yesterday, don’t have it today. Make healthy choices."
~"Maybe we can change to only drinking chocolate milk 2 times a week."
~"I do not take milk. I really did not think that there was that much sugar. It is amazing!"
So, while it may take a while to start the change, at least the students are talking.