Report urges tighter restrictions on junk food

Feb. 14, 2008
Group urges stronger food policies in Montgomery County, Md., schools

A report urges public schools in Montgomery County, Md., to ban fundraisers that promote fast food, candy and other low-nutrition items, reestablish its Wellness Committee and strengthen its policy on food and beverage marketing. The report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest found that most Montgomery's 200 schools had posters and signs that marketed food and beverages. Of those, about 42 percent marketed more healthful categories of foods and beverages. But other posters marketed restaurants, prepared foods and soft drinks.

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