Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

by Mary Clare Jalonick

(AP)—Moving beyond the lunch line, new rules expected to be proposed by the White House and the Agriculture Department would limit marketing of unhealthy foods in schools.

The rules would phase out the advertising of and junk foods around campuses and ensure that other promotions in schools are in line with health standards that apply to school foods.

School scoreboards, vending machines, cups, posters and menu boards could all be subject to the new rules.

The proposed rules are scheduled to be announced Tuesday as a part of first lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative to combat child obesity. The initiative is celebrating its fourth anniversary this week.

Mrs. Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack were to announce the new rules at a White House event.

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Rules would make school snacks healthier

Feb 01, 2013

(AP)—The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.

New rules aim to rid US schools of junk foods

Jun 27, 2013

(AP)—High-calorie sports drinks and candy bars will be removed from vending machines and cafeteria lines at all U.S. schools as soon as next year, replaced with diet drinks, granola bars and other healthier items.

Recommended for you

Tooth loss linked to slowing mind and body

9 hours ago

The memory and walking speeds of adults who have lost all of their teeth decline more rapidly than in those who still have some of their own teeth, finds new UCL research.

Hot flashes linked to increased risk of hip fracture

13 hours ago

Women who experience moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than peers who do not have menopausal symptoms, according to a ...

Core hospital care team members may surprise you

13 hours ago

Doctors and nurses are traditionally thought to be the primary caretakers of patients in a typical hospital setting. But according to a study at the burn center intensive care unit at Loyola University Health System, three ...

User comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.