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9-year-old boy leads his classmates to protest after school officials removed chocolate milk from lunch menu

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A 9-year-old student led his classmates on a protest last week, after officials at his school removed chocolate milk from the lunch menu.

Jordan Reed and his classmates at Sierra Vista K-8 School in Vacaville, California, staged a protest over the 2020 decision to remove chocolate milk from lunch menus at schools across the district. Many students, like Reed, were upset with the decision made by school officials.
 
"We used to have it," he told NBC affiliate KCRA-TV, "but then they just took it away."
Another student stated that the drink was quite popular. "You'd be lucky to get a spot for chocolate milk, because it would all be gone," sixth-grader Wesson Markowski told the outlet.
The idea to stage a protest started when Jordan's teacher, Emily Doss, gave her students an assignment that hit close to home, according to Washington Post.
That day, Doss assigned her class a Scholastic News article titled Should Schools Serve Flavored Milk?, which was about a fourth-grader in Missouri who petitioned to reintroduce strawberry milk at his school.

On Friday February 11, 26 students in Jordan's class embarked on a protest to bring back the drink and it worked. The protest drew the school district’s nutrition department to Sierra Vista for an impromptu, on-the-spot negotiation with Jordan and his comrades.

District chef and culinary manager Richie Wilim told The Washington Post that school officials originally pulled the drink from schools due to its high sugar content.

When the district's director of student nutrition met with the group to hear what they had to say, Jordan argued that providing regular milk as the only option caused his classmates to drink less milk, leading to increased waste, the newspaper reported. He also claimed that students may be getting fewer nutrients like calcium and vitamin D.

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