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Schools Ditch Junk Food for Healthier Options

Schools Ditch Junk Food for Healthier Options” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

As new standards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Smart Snacks in Schools program go into effect, student-managed stores are discovering that replacing junk food with healthier options is easier than expected. Choices such as whole-grain pretzels and bagels, baked chips and low-calorie drinks strike a balance between meeting federal guidelines and appealing to students. (The Associated Press)

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