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hipsterlibertarian:

Bill Would Ban Connecticut Childcare Providers From Serving Whole Milk:

A new bill making its way through the Connecticut legislature would ban daycare centers and home childcare providers from serving whole milk or 2% milk to the kids in their care. […]
[But] doesn’t it just make sense that giving kids milk with less fat and less calories would help them avoid unhealthy weight gain? Well, good thing we have research looking at exactly this question in actual kids. A longitudinal Harvard study, published in 2005, found drinking skim or 1% milk was associated with weight gain in 9- to 14-year-olds, while drinking whole or 2% milk was not. A 2013 studyfound the same associations for pre-schoolers. 
So in addition to infringing on personal liberty, the Connecticut bill—”An Act Concerning Nutrition Standards for Child Care Settings"—is based more on some legislator’s harebrained idea of how nutrition and diet work than any actual nutrition or dietary science. 

If you want a clear explanation of exactly why skim milk is absolutely disgusting and terrible for you, read the rest of the article which I left out here for brevity. Spoiler: It involves a stage when the skim “milk” is bluish gray.
Also, civil disobedience idea in case this passes: Start serving heavy cream instead. Hey, it’s not whole milk!

hipsterlibertarian:

Bill Would Ban Connecticut Childcare Providers From Serving Whole Milk:

A new bill making its way through the Connecticut legislature would ban daycare centers and home childcare providers from serving whole milk or 2% milk to the kids in their care. […]

[But] doesn’t it just make sense that giving kids milk with less fat and less calories would help them avoid unhealthy weight gain? Well, good thing we have research looking at exactly this question in actual kids. A longitudinal Harvard study, published in 2005, found drinking skim or 1% milk was associated with weight gain in 9- to 14-year-olds, while drinking whole or 2% milk was not. A 2013 studyfound the same associations for pre-schoolers. 

So in addition to infringing on personal liberty, the Connecticut bill—”An Act Concerning Nutrition Standards for Child Care Settings"—is based more on some legislator’s harebrained idea of how nutrition and diet work than any actual nutrition or dietary science. 

If you want a clear explanation of exactly why skim milk is absolutely disgusting and terrible for you, read the rest of the article which I left out here for brevity. Spoiler: It involves a stage when the skim “milk” is bluish gray.

Also, civil disobedience idea in case this passes: Start serving heavy cream instead. Hey, it’s not whole milk!

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