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State Senate Considering Snack And Soft Drink Bill

A state senate bill would ban soft drinks in middle school vending machines and require most vending snacks to be low-calorie treats.

The bill, which follows the recommendations of a childhood obesity study committee, attempts to control the problem by restricting what students can purchase.

Current state law bars soft drinks from being sold in elementary schools or during a student's lunch period. The bill, which has been recommended by the senate education committee, headed for the senate floor Thursday.


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