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Arizona Official Defies Federal Snack Rules

By The Associated Press — February 17, 2015 1 min read
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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.

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A version of this article appeared in the February 18, 2015 edition of Education Week as Arizona Official Defies Federal Snack Rules

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