Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chocolate milk is still milk

The editor of, Jen Singer, sez keep chocolate milk in the school cafeteria.

Some kids will drink that—or will drink no milk at all.

The national nannies are on the rampage with their all-arugula salad bars and carrot stick extravaganzas in schools—at least let the kids have chocolate milk. It’s not like it’s soda or anything THAT unspeakably gross.

That British guy with the weird hair, Jamie Oliver, has been over here in the colonies criticizing everything in sight—including school lunches. Maybe his kids like grilled radicchio, but not all kids do.

Our mother used to give us iceberg lettuce in a glass--salad cocktail. I gather iceberg is now spurned by the purists, but I still like it and it doesn’t have the woody stems of romaine, which make me feel like a beaver gnawing away.

My own child used to eat artichokes in her highchair—with orange Hollindaise her Dad made—well, he isn’t here to make that anymore and who can afford artichokes anyway, although she still likes them.

So hey—alongside chocolate milk, maybe a stick of asparagus. But don’t go crazy.

1 comment:

Karen Greenberg said...

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