Monday, August 13, 2012

School junk food bans may really curb obesity Top headlines

A student purchases a brown sugar Pop-Tart from a vending machine in the hallway outside the school cafeteria, in Wichita, Kan. According to the first large study of states' laws governing the sale of junk food and drinks in U.S. public schools, these regulations may help curb childhood obesity. Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

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