“Guidelines forged to ban unhealthy items from schools” (CNN.com)

Bill Clinton and the American Heart Association have made a deal with 5 huge food companies in the U.S. to improve access to healthy foods in American schools. Pepsi, Kraft, Mars, Campbell Soup, and Dannon have agreed to cooperate with the AHA in this initiative to set guidelines for the foods that are sold in school cafeterias and vending machines. “Under the guidelines, most foods won’t be permitted to derive more than 35 percent of their calories from fat and more than 10 percent from saturated fat. There will be a limit of 35 percent for sugar content by weight.”

Participation in this program is voluntary though, so how well it works depends on the schools.

Find out more through the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a joint initiative through the William J. Clinton Foundation and the AHA.

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