Gallup: Majority support federal rules for healthy school meals

03/13/2013 | Gallup.com

The majority of Americans surveyed in a recent Gallup poll said they support federal regulations that define nutritional standards for school meals. There also is some support for limiting foods sold in school vending machines, snack bars and bake sales, but few respondents said they would back policies prohibiting students from bringing packed lunches to school. Overall, most Americans said federal regulations for school meals would be somewhat helpful in reducing childhood obesity, but most agreed it is no silver bullet.

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