US bans junk food in school canteens

US bans junk foodMonday 28th April 2014

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a ban on junk food in schools in an effort to cut the level of obesity in young people.

The ban will begin on July 1 and will be nationwide.

According to the proposed ban, schools across the country will only be allowed to sell healthy foods such as fruit, dairy products, whole-grain foods, lean protein products and vegetables.

The staple food of a meal must not exceed 350 calories and snacks must be less than 200 calories.

The ban will affect 100,000 schools across the country.

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