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Junk food bills win Senate OK

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The state Senate on Tuesday approved two bills backed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that would take junk food out of California schools.

SB 12 would replace high-fat snacks in school vending machines with healthier food, while SB 965 would ban the sale of soft drinks at schools. Sen. Martha Escutia, D-Whittier, wrote both bills.

OAS_AD('Button20'); Schwarzenegger, who has made school nutrition and battling childhood obesity part of his agenda, is expected to sign the measures.

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