State Wants to Rid Schools of Junk Food

State Wants to Rid Schools of Junk Food

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Tom Callan, KSL Newsradio The state school board could soon declare junk food as obsolete as the typewriter, but some parents are saying, "Not so fast."

Forget the top-down mandates from the state board of education. Provo City School Superintendent Randy Merrill says his district is already phasing out the junk food. "What we have is we're eliminating foods of low nutritional value in our vending machines, and we also have policies that limit candy rewards in classrooms," he explained.

That's not all. He says there are new restrictions on what parents can bring into the city's schools.

Merrill thinks the state board should take a deep breath and see what the other school districts are doing before stepping in.

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