Nutritionists ask FDA to reject petition on artificially sweetened milk

05/22/2013 | National Public Radio

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics asked the FDA to reject a dairy industry petition that would allow the sale of artificially sweetened milk without disclosing the ingredient on front-of-carton labels. The dairy industry says the goal is to get children to drink more milk, even if it is flavored milk that can raise concerns about sugar content. Academy president Ethan Bergman said flavored milk is not a major source of sugar in a child's diet so there is no need to try to reduce sugar and calories with artificial sweeteners.

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