Starting next year, all Connecticut state schools will not be allowed to sell coffee in their cafeteria. According to Superintendent Elliott Landon if the coffee is not removed, the school will lose its state aid. It is unclear why the state is mandating the removing coffee from the menu.
Connecticut State Department of Education School Nutrition Program for Fairfield and New Haven have made no public statements as to why coffee is almost as taboo as tobacco.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, studies show 100 mg to 200 mg (one or two cups of coffee) per day are not harmful.