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JUN 28, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Healthier School Snacks Will Help Conquer Childhood Obesity

Goodbye Snickers and hello whole grains. As reported by CNN, new federal guidelines released Thursday will require school vending machines to provide healthier snacks for students. Sugary beverages like sports drinks will be replaced with lower-calorie options like bottled water. Foods must be at least 50 percent whole grains, or list fruits, vegetables, or a protein source as the first ingredient. The new guidelines will take effect July 2014.

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