Oregon schools already comply with proposed federal guidelines on food marketing

Portland Public Schools have been promoting healthy food choices over junk food for over a decade.

PORTLAND, Ore.—The White House proposed new rules Tuesday to limit how schools are allowed to market sugary drinks and junk food to students during school hours and school-related activities.

But Portland Public Schools already complies with proposed federal guidelines to limit junk food marketing in schools, according to the district's senior policy adviser, Jon Isaacs.

“This is an area we were ahead of the curve over a decade ago,” Isaacs said. “It doesn’t make any sense to be promoting healthy food choices and then allow advertising all over your school that would undermine what you’re trying to do.”

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