Published Online: February 17, 2015
Published in Print: February 18, 2015, as Arizona Official Defies Federal Snack Rules

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Arizona Official Defies Federal Snack Rules

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Arizona's top public education official says she's disregarding federal rules that limit the sale of unhealthy snacks in school fundraisers.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas said in a statement this month that the federal Smart Snacks program intrudes on local control.

Ms. Douglas was reacting to rules that she says prohibit schools from holding fundraisers selling snacks such as snow cones.

Vol. 34, Issue 21, Page 4

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