School cafeterias, vending machines trading sugar, fat for more healthful fare

October 7, 2013

By Lenny Bernstein Any parent who has fixed a nutritious school lunch only to find it untouched in a backpack the next morning will be heartened by new federal rules that will take effect in schools nationwide in the fall of 2014. That’s when laws will require school vending machines, stores and “a la carte” […]

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New federal rules aim to make school snacks more healthful, limit junk food sales on campus

February 4, 2013

Goodbye candy bars and sugary cookies. Hello baked chips and diet sodas. The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make sure all foods sold in schools are more healthful, a change that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks, and greasy foods on campus. Under new […]

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