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New USDA Snack Rule: Please Comment

New USDA Snack Rule: Please Comment

Two out of three elementary school students (and a higher percentage of high school students) in the US can currently purchase candy bars, chips, sodas, and other junk food on campus. The USDA has released a proposed rule requiring that all foods sold during the school day meet the nutrition requirements of the national breakfast and lunch programs. "Smart Snacks in School" is the first time the federal government has sought to regulate sales from vending machines, school stores, and cafeteria a la carte lines. The USDA is receiving comments through April 9.

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