School vending machines could be subject to nutritional standards

02/21/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Federal officials are working to implement guidelines for food sold outside of school cafeterias. While details have not yet been released, school officials and others say the guidelines are expected to apply to food sold in school vending machines, and possibly to school fundraisers. While supporters say offering nutritious snacks could help curb childhood obesity, others say students are more likely to bring junk food from home if it is no longer sold at school.

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