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Federal rules mean healthier food at schools

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WASHINGTON -

New health food initiatives on the federal level mean your kids will see fewer sports drinks and candy bars at school.

Under new rules issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a la carte options in school's like vending machines will also be regulated.

The expanded restrictions tighten fat, calorie, sugar and sodium limits. Sugary sports drinks and sodas could be all but eliminated in their current forms, required to now contain fewer than 60 calories in 12 ounces.

These rules will not apply to concession stands at school events or anything students bring from home.

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