With the daily doses of fruit juice and flavored milk in the morning, kids in D.C. schools are maintained on a high level of sugar. The strawberry milk from Cloverland Dairy in Baltimore, for instance, contains 28 grams of sugar (including the 13 grams of naturally occurring lactose), only a bit less than Mountain Dew.
Better D.C. School Food is the official blog of Parents for Better D.C. School Food. We advocate replacing highly processed, sugary foods with wholesome, nutritious food in District of Columbia public schools to promote the health and well-being of all children. We partner with the D.C. Farm to School Network to promote the use of sustainably grown local farm goods in school meals.