Flavored milks may soon contain artificial sweeteners
- Artificial sweeteners don’t always equate to weight loss. People tend to eat more when they drink low-calorie beverages because they think they can. Kids, who the artificially sweetened milk would attract most, might eat more snacks if they think their milk is “diet.”
- Artificial sweeteners, also known as non-nutritive sweeteners, has been linked in several studies to cancer. Do we really want our kids to be served up artificially sweetened milk daily at school?
- Artificial sweeteners can contain allergens, and if not properly labeled, those with allergies could consume milk containing them without knowing it.
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