New York vending bill bans candy from schools

06/2/2004 | NYTimes.com

The New York State Assembly yesterday voted 139-5 to pass a bill banning the sale of junk food, including candy and caffeinated drinks, in school vending machines. Opponents of the measure had objected to the schools' loss of revenue from the machines and the inclusion of specific foods, such as chocolate, in the list of banned items.

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