Eye on Education

Chips Out, Carrots In Under New Federal School Snack Rules

Candy, cookies, sugary drinks, including those high-calorie sports drinks – won’t be allowed as snacks in schools under new federal rules announced this week.

The change will take effect in July 2014. Mary Beth Kavanagh, a registered dietician and nutritionist at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, says it’s part of a bigger effort. New rules on school lunch and breakfast menus were announced last year.

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