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Published June 28, 2013, 09:50 AM

USDA bans snack foods and sugary drinks in schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on June 27 effectively banned the sale of snack foods like candy, cookies and sugary drinks, including sports drinks, in schools, making it harder for students to avoid the now-healthier school meals by eating snacks sold in vending machines.

By: Stephanie Strom , New York Times New Service

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