State Senator Joseph Griffo and New York City Council member Karen Koslowitz are calling for the New City Department of Education to reconsider imposing a ban on chocolate and other flavored milks in New York City Schools.

The request comes after recent reports indicated that the department, citing health concerns, was considering proposing such a ban.

“I thank Council member Koslowitz for being willing to consider and understand the potential negative consequences of this proposed ban,” Deputy Minority Leader Griffo said. “While I understand the intent of the New York City Department of Education’s proposal, I am worried . We have sadly seen too many dairy farms, many of which have been owned by the same family for generations, forced to close due to a myriad of financial pressures and stresses that they face that are often out of their control. I fear that this ban will make it more difficult for dairy farmers to be successful and thrive for years to come.”

Following discussions with Griffo, Koslowitz said she would request that the Council's Committee on Health and Committee on Education review the proposed ban on flavored milk.