Study shows junk-food ban helps reduce student obesity

05/31/2010 | Washington Post, The

New research shows that the number of overweight or obese students fell by 18% at eight Midwestern schools that banned junk food from a la carte choices in their school cafeterias. The study, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, suggests that schools expand a federal ban on selling junk food to include the a la carte items.

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