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USDA announces healthy snacks program in schools

USDA announces healthy snacks program in schools

It looks like students will soon have to eat junk food on their own time.

The Federal “Smart Snacks in School” program will replace junk food and soft drinks with granola bars and other low-calorie options.

The policy is set to go into effect for the 2014-2015 school year and will put limits on calories, fat, sugar and sodium.

The rule won’t impact what food students can bring to school with them, or the types of snacks sold at concession stands or other after-school events.

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