According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering a ban on chocolate milk for elementary and middle school students. The USDA claims the added sugar content of flavored milk is too high and can be as much as soda.
Asked to comment on the proposed ban, President Joe Biden deftly sidestepped the issue.
“My name is Joe Biden. I’m Dr. Jill Biden’s husband and I eat Jeni’s ice cream — chocolate chip,” Biden said between licks on a freshly scooped cone. “I came down because I heard there was chocolate chip ice cream. By the way, I have a whole refrigerator full upstairs. You think I’m kidding? I’m not.”
The move to ban chocolate milk comes as federal regulators continue their quest to make school lunches as bland and devoid of nutrition as humanly possible.
However, dairy advocates say flavored milk provides vital calcium, potassium and vitamin D lacking in most kids’ diets.
“As I’ve told my distinguished friend from Massachusetts – a good friend, Senator Markey – it’s really very, very dull when after all these years in public life, you’re known for two things: Ray-Ban sunglasses and chocolate chip ice cream. Very dull president,” Biden said, continuing to dance around the issue.
In addition to America’s children, the administration seeks to steer President Biden himself toward a more healthy diet that includes more fish and veggies. As Axios recently reported, “Some Biden aides have long noted that he eats ‘like a child,’ with a food palette that skews beige.”
Clearly, the bright individuals in charge at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue believe our nation’s president and our nation’s youth need to stop skewing brown or beige and develop a more mature food palette.
Whatever the administration and the USDA decide, the big guy pledged his support by issuing another ice cream metaphor, “Let’s go. Let’s go lick the world. Let’s get it done.”