Los Angeles Unified school district on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 became California's largest school district to stop serving flavored milk in a move to combat child obesity. LAUSD is the nation's second-largest school district with about 688,000 students. The school board voted to eliminate chocolate and strawberry milk from schools as of July 1.
The proposal by the Superintendent came after popular British TV chef Jamie Oliver criticized the district in recent months for serving flavored milks. Some advocates however say that milk consumption drops when children are not offered the option of chocolate and other flavored milks.