Before the break, the New Brunswick Conservative Government honored their promise to restore primary school sale chocolate milk.
It does not matter that the World Health Organization and the Canadian Heart and Canadian Cancer Institute have explicitly called for a sharp reduction in free sugars given to children.
It does not matter that since February 2014 the Director-General of the Food and Nutrition Service (Food Guides) Dr Hasan Hutchinson has recorded that the inclusion of chocolate milk in 2007 (and unfortunately still) Food Guide was a mistake – an error that will almost certainly be cured when (if) revisions of the Food Guide are never published.
It does not matter that research on what happens when chocolate milk commercial stopped in the schools found that his interruption sale of chocolate milk in schools not affect on average the daily consumption of milk or dairy products by the pupils, who on average all students met the daily recommended quantities of dairy products, that children who switched from chocolate milk into white milk drank almost the same amount of white as chocolate; 4 / 5ths of a tablespoon of milk is a lot), and this by removing it sale of chocolate milk from school, only in the first month approximately half of the original milk chocolate drinkers changed to white, and thus saved calories heaps and nearly two full cups of monthly added sugar.
No, New Brunswick conservatives know better, and at the end of December, Dominic Cardy, the Minister of Education and Children's Development, explained what chocolate milk was sale in schools so important – calories. In an interview with the CBC, Cardy explained that the sale of chocolate milk in schools was important, "Would you like the kids to have some calories in their stomach or none? Do you need calories to start with"
So it is sale of chocolate milk in schools is to ensure that New Brunswick children consume enough calories? As the New Brunswick Health Council states that the province's childhood obesity rates are among the highest in the country, I would not think that was a problem, and this overlooks the fact that white milk also provides calories.
And frankly, I was wondering if it might have been false, or his words were used by the context.
Obviously not. Oh, and there are others.
On Twitter, Cardy doubled his kids who needed calories, so primary schools should I sell milk chocolate, and then added that my concerns are due to my privilege and that sale the chocolate milk was also there to cope with hunger,
And when RD Karine Comeau quickly pointed out that if the food insecurity of New Brunswick children was worrying, allowing and promoting excessive consumption of sugar in this vulnerable population, a population already at an increased risk of chronic diseases is probably not their interest and perhaps emphasis on increasing their access to fresh fruit and vegetables, Cardiff agreed, but said the problem with the previous policy was "the milk and the juice that tightens without a replacement plan"
However, milk and juice did not "pulled". You may have noticed that I have a bold word "sale" in all of this – the reasoning is simple – the policy reversed by Cardy and New Brunswick conservatives was the end of school chocolate milk commercial. It means that there was never a ban on chocolate milk (or juice) – it was not "pulled", it simply was not sold. Schools and schools did not freely distribute chocolate milk to hungry and poor children. And when the schools were not sale there was nothing to prevent a parent from sending his children with a hot chocolate milk (or a box of juices) to school or signing their children for the white stuff sale.
Finally, Cardy calls on the concerns of various public health professionals, "self-indignation", and shifts the punches for the fifth time (from hunger, poverty, food insecurity, hitting) to raising funds. As there are no other ways to raise funds for schools than from sale sugar.
And maybe it's worth repeating here, Cardy is New Brunswick Minister of Education and Development of Early Childhood. Drink this for a moment.
(And the journalists that will inevitably cover the final release of the Food Guide if the Guide as expected would require a restriction of sugar milk, I would suggest an interview with Mr Cardy with his emphasis on his beliefs about chocolate milk and New Brunswick's school policy could make for a delicious story story)