Arizona districts say they are ahead of competitive school regs

The state adopted similar rules in 2006.

Aug. 7The federal government wants to target childhood obesity with new limits for calories, sugar, fat and sodium on snacks sold in the nation’s schools.

The Smart Snacks in School standards, announced last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, expand school nutrition standards for the first time to snacks, whether sold in the cafeteria, a vending machine or elsewhere.

Besides setting limits on fats, sugars and calories, the new rules would also limit portion sizes for drinks and snacks.

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