Colo. lawmakers consider trans-fat ban in schools

By staff and wire services reports
February 3rd, 2012

The nation’s leanest state is taking aim at junk food in school cafeterias as it considers the nation’s toughest school trans-fat ban, the Associated Press reports. A Colorado House committee was scheduled to hear a bill Thursday to forbid any trans-fat in school food – not just the food served through regular cafeteria lunches. That would mean vending machines, after-school bake sales and popular “a la carte” items on lunch lines such as ice creams or pizza would have to be produced without artery-clogging trans fats. Several states already limit trans-fat in school cafeterias, but none has a trans-fat ban that extends before and after school. Delaware and California, for example, both ban school food with trans-fat, but not at all after-school activities…

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