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  • Report: School ban on sugary sodas, sweet snacks working

    Boston Herald - 07/22/2015

    Northeastern University associate professor Jessica Hoffman, the study’s lead author, said the findings are encouraging.

    “For decades competitive foods have not been regulated at the national level, so states have taken it upon themselves to do something,” Hoffman said in written statement. “These standards that were put in place in Massachusetts were really exciting because at the time they were some of strictest standards in the whole country.”

    The rules, which were unanimously approved by the state Public Health Council in 2011, ban foods with artificial sweeteners, trans fats, and caffeine from schools’ a la carte lines, vending machines, stores, events and fundraisers.

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