State fights to restrict school snacks

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New rules could limit the type of snacks that can be sold to some New Mexico students.

The New Mexico Department of Education is proposing restrictions on snacks sold in middle schools and high schools. The rule would be stricter than rules set by the federal government.

Federal rules currently limit fat, salt and sugar but the state rules would only allow nuts, yogurt, cheese and fruit to be sold during the school day.

The state rules will also restrict the size and type of drinks sold.

There is a public hearing on the proposal Friday at 10 a.m. at the Public Education Department on Gasper in Santa Fe. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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