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Colorado Could Implement the Countries Toughest Ban on Trans-Fat in School Lunches

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It’s nice to know that Colorado has the nation’s lowest obesity rate for adults, but for children in Colorado, the obesity rating is climbing in our colorful state. This has lawmakers considering one of the toughest bans on trans-fat in school food in the United States.

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.

[ via TIME.com ]

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