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Soda, Candy 'Are Out' Under USDA's Proposed School Snack Rules

Soda, Candy 'Are Out' Under USDA's Proposed School Snack Rules

By Elise Viebeck
02/01/13 01:45 PM ET

The Obama administration proposed regulations Friday that would prohibit U.S. schools from selling unhealthy snacks.

The 160-page regulation from the Department of Agriculture (USDA) would enact nutrition standards for "competitive" foods not included in the official school meal.

In practice, the proposed rules would replace traditional potato chips with baked versions and candy with granola. Regular soda is out, though high-schoolers may have access to diet versions.

"Although nutrition standards for foods sold at school alone may not be a determining factor in children's overall diets, they are critical to providing children with healthy food options throughout the entire school day," the proposed rule states.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/nutrition/280613-soda-c...

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