Jan 18, 2012 9:06 PM by Jacqui Heinrich

New bill could ban trans fats in school foods

A new bill before the state Legislature could give Colorado the nation's strictest limits on unhealthy fats in school foods.

The bill would make margarine, vegetable shortening and other traditional trans fats off-limits. The ban would apply to school lunches, school breakfasts, a la carte side items and vending machines.

Sponsors say that high rates of childhood obesity call for extra measures to limit fats. Many school districts have already moved away from serving those foods, but some say the ban goes too far.

Find out more and read the bill here:



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