Move over, Mike Bloomberg: the carbon-neutral torch of the nanny state has been passed to a new generation. Meet six-year-old Thalia Gerloff. According to the New York Post:
Thalia Gerloff is on a mission to ban flavored moo juice, plastic wrap and Styrofoam trays from her Brooklyn Heights school — and she’s only 6!
“I saw kids pouring chocolate milk in their cereal and realized it wasn’t good,” the PS 8 first-grader said. “It’s not healthy.”
Last month, the young gadfly gave principal Seth Phillips a handwritten letter decrying the sweetened milk and the plastic wrapping on breakfast muffins.
So far, so precocious. But this detail suggests that she’s got a long and rich future ahead of her:
“It was the proudest moment of her life,” said mom Liz Gumbinner, who pens the blog Mom-101. “It’s awesome to learn as a 6-year-old that you have a voice. That if you care about something, you can go out and change it.”
Still, she admits her pint-sized protester eats ice cream and would eat gummi bears for breakfast if she could. “It’s a strange dichotomy on what she thinks is right,” Gumbinner said.