Colo. bill would extend school trans fat ban to breakfasts and snacks

Bill would eliminate margarine and vegetable shortening.

Jan. 18—The state legislature in Colorado is considering the nation's toughest ban on unhealthy fats in school foods. The bill would make margarine, vegetable shortening and other traditional trans fats off limits. The ban would apply to school lunches, school breakfasts, a la carte side items and vending machines.