Junk food blamed for food sales drop

Ottawa district sees loss of $1 million after ban on sodas and fried foods.

Ottawa's public high school students avoided the cafeteria this past school year causing food sales to drop by almost $1 million, according to the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

Many students stayed away from lunchtime's old faithful, the cafeteria, during the first year of Ontario's healthy food policy banning such popular items as fried foods and sodas.