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No more sweets

October 03, 2007

By 2008-09, schools participating in Pennsylvania's nutrition incentive program will have lists of allowable foods and drinks for classroom parties and holiday celebrations. The lists/menus will include choices that:

· Are moderate in sodium content.

· Provide minimal to no trans fatty acids.

· Provide items that contain more than 2 grams of fiber/serving.

· Offer fresh fruits and vegetables.

· Offer water, 100 percent fruit juice or milk as the beverage choices.

· Do not offer any "foods of minimal nutritional value" as classified by the USDA. Examples of those foods are lollipops, licorice and caramel popcorn.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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