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Capitol Health Call
May 10, 2006

Senate Eyes School Junk Food

JAMA. 2006;295(18):2130. doi:10.1001/jama.295.18.2130-b

A bipartisan coalition of senators introduced legislation April 6 intended to improve students' eating habits and improve children's overall health.

The “Child Nutrition Promotion and School Lunch Protection Act of 2006” (S 2592 [http://thomas.loc.gov]) calls for an update on the decades-old federal nutrition standards for snack foods sold in school cafeterias alongside the regular school meals and would apply those standards everywhere on school grounds, including in vending machines and school stores.

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