New standards limit snack options for students

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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 5:09 pm

New nutrition standards are making it difficult for schools in McDowell and across the nation to stock vending machines used during school hours.

Recently released Smart Snacks in Schools Nutrition Standards, which are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, limit the amount of calories, fat, sugar and sodium that snack items can contain.

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