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Monday Teeny Poll

By Glinda

Good grief, it’s been a bit, hasn’t it?  Last week was fairly hectic, not to mention the Munchkinette having an illness that resulted in lots of bodily fluids coming out of her that, ah, weren’t really supposed to.  Poor baby.

Anyhoo, 52% of you rarely write checks anymore, 16% do it quite often, 28% occasionally, and 4% of you never have to write checks at all.  I wonder how much longer banks will be keeping checks around.  I imagine it is much cheaper to do it all electronically. 

As for today, the Los Angeles Unified School District, one of the largest in the county, recently voted to stop serving chocolate milk in schools.  This includes students who qualify for subsidized or free meals.  Ostensibly, it is to combat childhood obesity, but I wonder if this is just a proverbial drop in the milk bucket, so to speak.

3 Responses to “Monday Teeny Poll”

  1. marvel Says:

    I don’t think there are more than 20 – 30 calories difference between the cartons of plain and chocolate milk. Seems like symbolism over substance.

  2. La Petite Acadienne Says:

    I agree. Yes, it’s chocolate milk, but it’s MILK. If a kid doesn’t eat junk food, and gets plenty of exercise, he’s not going to get fat from having a glass of chocolate milk with his lunch every day. Plus, some kids won’t drink milk at ALL unless it’s chocolate milk — I think all of the nutrients more than offset the increased sugar content.

    And marvel, I looked it up. A cup of 2% milk, from the same dairy company: plain 2% has 130 calories. Chocolate 2% has 190 calories.

    An extra 60 calories a day is NOT what is making kids obese. It’s junk food and lack of physical activity.

  3. marvel Says:

    Yeah, I was going off my memory which is not always reliable. Regardless, I agree with you– I really doubt the caloric difference between plain and chocolate milk is driving the obesity epidemic!

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