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Every year, schools worldwide put on celebrations for World School Milk
Day that encourage children to think of milk as fun, healthy, and above
all, necessary. Children are not told that dairy consumption increases
the risk of myriad health issues, from obesity to cancer, and that it is
not linked to a decreased risk of osteoporosis. Children are not told
that greens, seeds, nuts and tofu are all excellent sources of calcium,
and that unlike milk, they also contain fiber and other health-boosting
plant nutrients. Children are not told that lactose intolerance is the
norm, not the exception, and that lactose intolerant people do not have
to tolerate or work around unpleasant symptoms to be healthy.
This is why Seed the Commons is launching a campaign to #ReverseTheTrend and get milk out of school meals, starting in San Francisco.
San Francisco has shown itself to be progressive when it comes to our children’s diet. We believe San Francisco can once again lead the way when it comes to milk. That is why Seed the Commons will begin advocating for the well-being of San Francisco’s children and urge the Board of Education to pass a resolution to remove milk from our children’s school meals.
Seed the Commons
Seed the Commons (http://seedthecommons.org/) is a small organization that defends our food systems from corporate monopoly and promotes alternatives that are sustainable, just and independent of animal exploitation.