Monday, February 15, 2010

Good bye Candy Bars. Hello Health Bars.




The Obama administration will begin a drive this week to expel Pepsi, French fries and Snickers bars from the nation’s schools in hopes of reducing the number of children who add pounds during their school years, according to the New York Times.

In legislation, soon to be introduced, candy and sugary beverages would be banned and many schools would be required to offer more nutritious fare. The announcement is expected to come today, President's Day, from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. It is expected that he will say, fill vending machines with nutritious offerings.

It coincides with First Lady Michelle Obama's message given last week on her Let's Move Initiative to combat childhood obesity. Mrs. Obama said not to blame children or parents for the childhood obesity crisis. She said, "the healthy choice should be the easy choice for our nation’s children."

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