Bill may ban junk food in school vending machines

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A Utah Senate committee will consider a bill Friday that would ban some junk food from public school vending machines. Under Senate Bill 49, vending machines couldn’t be stocked with beverages and snacks loaded with calories and sweeteners. The calorie limit would vary depending on the item. Some snacks would be exempt from restrictions, such as nuts and 100 percent dried fruit. Sen. Patricia Jones, a Salt Lake City Democrat, is sponsoringthe bill.

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