Almost half the states received failing grades for their policies on the types of food available to students during the school day, according to a report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
The Washington-based organization’s annual School Foods Report Card graded Kentucky the highest, with an A-minus. According to the report, Kentucky only allows vending machines and school stores to sell food (other than breakfast and lunch) on campuses in the afternoon, a half-hour after the last lunch period. And during that time, the state has strong nutrition standards for the foods and drinks that can be sold in schools.
Twenty-three states received failing grades, based on the center’s standards.
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