USDA proposes stricter requirements on school snacks

02/3/2013 | Reuters

There shouldn't be more than 200 calories in snacks sold to students from vending machines or elsewhere besides typical school lunches, the U.S. Agriculture Department says. Under proposed rules, schools are encouraged to sell water, low-fat and fat-free milk and 100% juice. Setting higher standards for school snacks would mean "the healthy choice is the easy choice for our kids," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

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