Some school officials say offering flavored milk encourages more children to get the nutrients they need, while others talk of banning it from cafeterias to limit sugar intake. Parents, nutritionists and food service directors are divided as well, but many agree that the added sugar can be worth the nutritional trade-off. "It's better for them to have some milk with some flavoring and a little added sugar than to go without milk," said Diane Pratt-Heavner of the School Nutrition Association.

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