Schools in Boulder considering junk food limits
BOULDER, Colorado – A school district in Boulder is considering a junk-food policy.
The Boulder Valley School District board was discussing a draft Tuesday that says kindergartners through eighth graders wouldn’t be involved in, or have access to, the sale of sweets and sodas at school-sponsored events or fundraisers.
It would discourage junk food at school parties. Ads of unhealthy food and drinks would be banned on places like scoreboards and school publications. Growth hormones, hydrogenated oils and high-fructose corn syrup would be kept out of meals offered to students.
Bake sales would be allowed – in moderation.
Still, the district’s interim director of nutrition services, Ann Cooper, says she’s not looking to be “the cupcake police.”
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