New Rules for School Nutrition
A change in the items available at vending machines.
Potato chips inside vending machines are dunzo.
The Obama administration has released new nutrition standards for the foods that children buy outside the cafeteria.
It's the government’s latest effort to combat childhood obesity.
The foods in vending machines, snack bars and school stores will be limited to 200 calories per serving and caffeinated drinks will only be allowed in high schools.
The Agriculture Department said the foods will contain whole grains, low-fat dairy, fruits, vegetables and leaner protein.
Schools and food and beverages have a full school year to make the necessary changes, making the new standards effective during the 2014-15 school year.
Do you think this is the right step towards battling childhood obesity?
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