New Rules Take On Childhood Obesity

In an effort to combat childhood obesity, the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed new rules Friday that would limit the sale of candy, high-calorie drinks, and greasy food in school vending machines and lunchrooms. According to the Memphis Daily News, the proposal would set fat, calorie, sugar and sodium limits on almost all foods and drinks. Elementary and middle schools could only sell 8-ounce portions of low-fat milk or 100 percent fruit or vegetable juice, while high schools would be limited to 12 ounce portions of some sports drinks, diet sodas and iced teas.