The US Department of Agriculture has called out for new guidelines that could see snacks sold in schools reduce fat, salt and sugar content and at the same time provide more nutritious items such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
The USDA said that the proposals have been overdue for over a year and added that schools should ensure that the food and drink items provided at vending machines should contain a maximum amount of 200 calories.
Advertisement"Parents and teachers work hard to instill healthy eating habits in our kids, and these efforts should be supported when kids walk through the schoolhouse door", Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
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