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Nutritional standards for junk food on the way in NC

Lawmakers are moving to further limit high-calorie junk food at public schools as a way to combat childhood obesity.

House Bill 503, which was debated today by a House education committee, would force the State Board of Education to adopt nutritional standards for “competitive” foods and beverages, defined as any snacks or drinks served on school grounds that are not part of the school breakfast and lunch programs.

via Under the Dome



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