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Approved School Nutrition Rules Cut Out Junk Food, Soda

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New school nutrition rules would cut out sugary drinks and salty snacks in all Massachusetts schools.

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts public health regulators have approved regulations to limit the sale of sugary soft drinks, salty and calorie-packed snacks, and even white bread sandwiches from public schools.

The rules approved yesterday are a response to concerns about overweight students.  The rules would apply to a la carte lines, snack shops, and vending machines, but not to the main cafeteria line.

They would apply during the school day and a half-hour before and after classes.

WBZ-TV’s Peg Rusconi reports.

The rules need the approval of the state Public Health Council, an appointed panel of doctors and experts, which is expected to consider them at a spring meeting.  They would take effect in 2012.

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