Ban on School Snacks?

By: Daniel K. Hoh
By: Daniel K. Hoh

If you're worried about your kids eating too much junk food, then there's good news. The Kentucky House of Representatives have just passed a ban on junk food being sold from school vending machines and school stores.

Under the bill, schools won't be able to sell sugary or fatty foods or drinks, including chewing gum, potato chips, and soda.

"We're wanting to put healthier choices in the vending machines," says Barren River District Health Department registered dietitian Teresia Huddleston, who worked with the state government on the bill.

"Instead of buying a bottle of soft drink, they can buy a bottle of water or a bottle of milk. Instead of buying a candy bar, they can buy a granola bar or pretzels."

The bill must now go before the state Senate and receive a passing vote before it can become law.

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