Associated Press/Sept. 12, 2012
Side salads, apple sauce and plums await the students of Eastside Elementary School in Clinton, Miss. The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.
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The new government standards will cover vending machines, the “a la carte” lunch lines, snack bars and any other foods regularly sold around school.