Could Florida actually be a leader in banning sugar drinks from public schools?

First lady Michelle Obama has chosen as her signature domestic initiative to focus in on childhood obesity, and her's "Lets Move" campaign is all about having the country's schoolchildren get access to better nutrition.

Such efforts have already taken place in some of more progressive cities across the country.

But could such a thing happen in the Sunshine State?

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the state's Board of Education on Tuesday agreed to move forward on a plan to eliminate "sugary" beverages and the state the first in the country to ban chocolate milk in public schools:

Board member John Padget, a former schools superintendent from South Florida, has been pressing his colleagues for a year to cut out most beverages besides water, pure juice and white, low-fat milk to help fight childhood obesity.

High schools would be allowed to sell some types of diet sodas and some other low-calorie, low-sugar drinks.

Although board members tabled the issue last spring — most said they preferred to wait to see if the federal government would take the lead on the issue — they decided Tuesday to ask doctors and researchers for their opinions.