Saturday, April 15, 2006

Raising the Standards for School Food

An amendment to the National School Lunch Act may finally require high nutritional standards of all food sold on school premises. That means not just in cafeterias but in vending machines, school stores, and snack bars as well, even at fund-raising events. The measure, which has strong bipartisan support in both houses, would do on a national level what many school districts have been trying to do for years: require that the schools set an example by providing only healthful foods during school hours.


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