Skip to comments.To boost milk, dairy groups see hope in lattes in schools
Posted on 07/02/2019 1:42:11 PM PDT by McGruff
Coffee bars selling $3 iced lattes are popping up in high schools, helped along by dairy groups scrambling for new ways to get people to drink milk.
Its one small way the dairy industry is fighting to slow the persistent decline in U.S. milk consumption as eating habits change and rival drinks keep popping up on supermarket shelves.
At a high school in North Dakota, a $5,000 grant from a dairy group helped pay for an espresso machine that makes lattes with about 8 ounces of milk each. The drinks used 530 gallons of milk this year.
Its not clear how much coffee drinks in high schools might help boost milk consumption, or whether the concept will gain traction across the country. But with consumption of milk in the U.S. down 40 percent since 1975, the dairy industry is looking for all the help it can get.
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caffeine in school kids.
Tweek Tweak from South Park comes to mind.
As a kid, my mom used to make delicious puddings served in footed pressed glass dessert glassware
delicious....and made us kids consume lots of milk.
Even today, I consider chocolate pudding with whipped cream a most desirable, decadent dessert.
More caffeine for kids-what could go wrong? I don’t know anyone who wasn’t already a coffee drinker by HS age...
Why not offer fresh fruit drinks with no sugar or chemical additives, sugarless vitamin water with fruit flavoring, lemonade from real lemons and no corn syrup, etc? Better, healthier choices...
Anyway, milk is for babies and small children-teens and adults benefit more from other sources of calcium-cheese, yogurt, etc. As kids, we quit drinking milk at 8-10 years of age and started eating cheese and yogurt-I grew up in a natu5ralist/health nut family-on a ranch where the milk/milk products came straight from the cow or goat to the kitchen...
Only lattes? Why not Cubano coffee con leche? Caffeine, sugar and milk. What could possibly go wrong??
Nice teamwork from a private business. I formerly drank 2 gallons of milk a week. new stupid brain diet is dairy free.
Milk has kept me skinny. It’s actually an addiction.. 3 weeks and only a 1/8 c milk daily for oatmeal.
If i do not develop a photogenic memory from quitting milk.. i am going back.... says every addict :).
“I dont know anyone who wasnt already a coffee drinker by HS age...”
I slugged Mountain Dew by the 2 liter.
We drank coffee from early-mid teens-sodas were not an item found in our house-even then my mom and aunts thought sodas, fast food, candy etc were not healthy food items...
We would walk to 7-11 and get it ourselves.
That wouldn’t have worked for us-the nearest convenience store-still called an ice house here in rural Texas-was about 9 miles away-too far to walk just for something different to drink.
The nearest convenience store from me now is 5.6 miles down the farm to market road-and I still don’t drink sodas anyway...
No farms in Wilmington, DE.
I don’t drink sodas anymore, haven’t for 15-20 years.
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