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Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013, Posted On: 3/13/2013


South Carolina Bill Seeks Healthier Fare In School Vending Machines


Emily Jed
Emily@vendingtimes.net
TAGS: school vending machine, South Carolina school vending machine bill, South Carolina House of Representatives, Rep. Bakari Sellers, vending machine restrictions

COLUMBIA, SC -- The South Carolina House of Representatives has introduced a bill that would eliminate "junk" food from school vending machines and lunchrooms.

The only beverages that could be sold in vending machines would be water, 100% fruit juices, and fat-free or low-fat milk. The bill also limits puts a cap on the total number of calories allowed in school lunches.

Rep. Bakari Sellers (D-Denmark), who introduced the legislation, said it would help children understand the importance of good nutrition early on and put them on the right track to reduce their chances of developing preventable health problems later in life.

The bill is now in the House Education Committee.


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