Diane Dooley, MD, Associate Clinical Professor at the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, in an interview with Carey Goldberg for the June 9, 2017 article titled "In Long Fight Over School Chocolate Milk, Perhaps a Whole New Flavor," available from, stated:

“The kids I see in my practice, who are all low-income, are not just drinking sugared, flavored milk once a day at school… Sometimes they’re drinking it two or three times a day at school, because there’s breakfast, lunch, and then there’s snack. And then they’re drinking it at home, in part because it becomes an expectation.

With an epidemic of obesity in our country… we shouldn’t be offering sugared milk, just like we don’t offer candy apples in schools.”

June 9, 2017