More healthful school snacks

April 30, 2007
The Institute of Medicine urges schools to set standards for students' snacks.

The Institute of Medicine has recommended new standards for school snacks and foods that would sharply limit calories, fat and sugar and encourage more nutritious eating. Whole-grain crackers, low-fat yogurt and fruit get thumbs up over less healthful items such as cola and fried chips. Concerned about the rise of obesity among young people, Congress asked the institute to develop the standards. Lawmakers, as well as state and local school officials will consider the recommendations.

Click here to read The Los Angeles Times article.

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