Feds Propose Ban on Chips, Candy from Schools

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The department has already overhauled school lunches, but it wants to take it a step further: Ban all potato chips, candy and soda on campuses.

The 160-page proposal, submitted Friday, says that the agency wants schools to replace junk food with snacks that are low in fats, sugar and salt and “have whole grains, low fat dairy, fruits, vegetables, or protein foods as their main ingredients.”

The agency was generous enough to make exceptions for special occasions such as bake sales, fund-raisers, holidays and birthdays.

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