New federal rules bans sale of junk food in schools


Robin Erb
Detroit Free Press
June 27, 2013

Pop and cupcakes and chips – they’re on their way out of school cafeterias and vending machines.

A new federal “Smart Snacks” rule announced today will push out of any schools that receive federal funds for meals those high-sugar, high-fat and nutritionally shallow snacks beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.

Officials had worried that they were competing for the more nutritional offerings in the school lunch line.

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