D.C. school board to require healthier fare in vending machines

07/22/2004 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The District of Columbia is set to join a growing list of jurisdictions requiring school vending machines to stock more nutritious items. A resolution approved unanimously by the D.C. Board of Education yesterday calls for vending machines to restrict beverage offerings to water, low-fat or fat-free milk, and drinks containing at least 50% fruit juice. Food items face limits in portion size as well as fat and sugar content.

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