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Feds Crack Down on Junk Food in Schools

Feds Crack Down on Junk Food in Schools
Posted June 28th, 2013 @ 11:42am by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– School snacking is about to get a lot healthier. Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, treats like candy bars, fatty chips, and doughnuts won't be sold to kids during school hours; instead, they'll see choices like peanuts, granola bars, and fruit cups, USA Today reports. The new "Smart Snacks in Schools" program focuses on so-called "competitive foods"—snacks and other food outside of standard school lunches. "Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our children," says agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack.

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