U.S. government targets unhealthy school snacks

February 1, 2013 5:15:37 PM PST
The United States government is proposing new standards to make school snacks healthier.

The new rules would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks, and greasy foods on school campuses.

The rules, required under a child nutrition law passed by Congress in 2010, are an effort to combat childhood obesity.

Many schools have already made these improvements, but experts say others are still selling high-fat, high-calorie foods.