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Local School Wellness Policies to Improve Food Marketing in Schools


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Local School Wellness Policies to Improve Food Marketing in Schools

The final rule published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will make the school food environment healthier by allowing the marketing of only healthier foods—foods that meet Smart Snacks nutrition standards. Those standards apply to foods sold a la carte in the cafeteria, as well as through school stores, vending machines, and many on-campus fundraisers.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

New FDA Data Show High Levels of Dyes in Brand-name Foods


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New FDA Data Show High Levels of Dyes in Brand-name Foods

Little Debbie Swiss Rolls have a combined 32 milligrams of Yellow 5, Red 40, and Blue 1 per serving, according to new Food and Drug Administration data obtained and analyzed by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. That level of artificial food dye is troubling, according to the group, since clinical trials have shown that modest percentages of children experience adverse behavioral reactions after consuming about that much.fat.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.