Voc-Tech Students Resort to Smuggling Chocolate Syrup
Concerns about childhood obesity have prompted state and federal mandates, eliminating flavored milk from public school meals.
The plan, part of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative, is made up of two phases, slowly removing chocolate and strawberry milk from schools.
Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech has cut to the chase, offering only traditional 1% milk.
16 year old Voc-Tech Junior Kyla tells WBSM News she's grown quite fond of chocolate milk.
This freshman says the ban has created an underground market for chocolate syrup in the school.
Superintendent Linda Enos says she has no problem with students bringing in their own condiments.
Enos says she doesn't see the issue as a "big deal". The mandated ban on flavored milk doesn't go into full effect until the next school year.