No Junk Food

By: Aaron Baskerville
By: Aaron Baskerville

Lansing State Senator Virg Bernero unveils legislation to set minimum nutrition standards for all foods distributed to Michigan schools.

The bill is aimed at banning most junk foods in schools. Bernero says most schools offer the federally regulated lunch, but snack bars are where the lines are the longest.

His legislation would hold the snack areas to the same standards as the lunch line. In the bill, servings would get no more than 30-percent of their calories from fat and less than 10-percent of their calories from saturated fat.

Soda pop would also be banned from the lunchroom.

Schools say they continue to offer a variety of healthier options. And schools in the Holt School District say they are seeing more students buying salads.


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