WASHINGTON - The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus. Under the new rules proposed Friday by the Department of Agriculture, school vending... more »
Greasy pizzas and high-calorie desserts may be less frequent lunchtime treats for schoolchildren under a wide-ranging nutrition bill approved by a Senate panel.
The legislation approved Wednesday by the Senate Agriculture Committee would create uniform standards for all foods in schools, including vending machine items, to give students healthier... more »
Louisiana has one of the highest childhood obesity rates in the country, and what kids eat at school could contribute to that.
Doctors at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center say students can get extra calories and fat through snacks they get from school vending machines and concession stands.
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