Redwood City School District schools to discontinue serving cholocate milk and fruit juices to cut down on sugar

3 Redwood City schools to stop serving cholocate milk and fruit juices in pilot program

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Starting March 1, three Redwood City School District elementary schools will stop offering nonfat chocolate milk and fruit juice in school breakasts and lunches for the remainder of the school year.

The effort is part of a pilot project aiming to reduce the overall sugar intake of students, and will launch in celebration of National Nutrition Month in March, according to the school district.

The schools involved in the pilot program are Henry Ford, Orion and Taft, which are all K-5.

“Students will be able to select low-fat or nonfat white milk at breakfast and lunch,” the district said in its latest newsletter. “Students are offered a variety of different fruits.”

The district encourages students to bring water bottles to school, as all schools have a water bottle filling station.

To view the upoming school menu, go here.

Photo courtesy of the Redwood City School District