Flavored milk returns to L.A. school districts

In 2011, the Los Angeles Unified School District eliminated flavored milk. After three-month pilot study with the district that was partly sponsored by Dairy Council of California, flavored milk has been reinstated. "Milk consumption increased by 20,000 cartons a month, and waste dropped dramatically," said Joseph K. Vaughn, director of LAUSD's food services division, told Hoard's Dairyman. "Lunch participation also jumped by nearly 800 meals a day. ... The study was so compelling we've announced chocolate milk is once again an option in all LAUSD schools."

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