So let’s run this down. (milk in pouches)
- It tasted like chocolate milk
- I also didn’t see any tears from the eyes of disgruntled fourth-graders forced to drink the new brew. Most of them were drinking it without issue. Not a one seemed bothered by the plastic pouches.
- “The schools are actually saving a tremendous amount of money on trash,” said Pat Mueller with Prairieland Dairy, the supplier of milk pouches to 175 schools in Nebraska. “I’ve had school employees tell me they normally have eight garbage cans overflowing with milk cartons. Now (with the pouches), they have two garbage cans and they’re not full.”
They cost less, too. A carton of milk can cost about 30 cents per unit while a pouch is estimated to cost about 17 cents per unit.
“It’s a significant cost savings in the packaging,” said Erin Vik, director of nutrition services at Westside Community Schools. “It’s also a hormone- and antibiotic-free product – anything as natural as it comes benefits us.”
So as your facebook people said – I received all sorts of comments – “who cares,”
So after a well thought out discussion about the BIG issues in Omaha, this issue has been resolved.
The issue is (wait for it)!
NONE at all. Thanks for reading.