So long, ice cream and M&M's: School snacks get gov't makeover, but Mom's cupcakes still OK

June 27, 2013 7:57 PM

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So long, ice cream and M&M's: School snacks get gov't makeover, but Mom's cupcakes still OK

WASHINGTON — Kids, your days of blowing off those healthier school lunches and filling up on cookies from the vending machine are numbered. The government is onto you.

For the first time, the Agriculture Department is telling schools what sorts of snacks they can sell. The new restrictions announced Thursday fill a gap in nutrition rules that allowed many students to load up on fat, sugar and salt despite the existing guidelines for healthy meals.

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