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February 27, 2021
School Board Considers Soda Restrictions
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The issue of healthier drink choices in school vending machines will be discussed Thursday by the state school board.

Members are expected to consider a policy that would restrict the types of beverages sold in schools - which would mean a ban on soft drinks.

High school students would be allowed carbonated drinks, but those beverages would be the diet versions, with no more than 25 calories per can or bottle.

Students also would have access to bottled water, low-fat or no-fat milk and unsweetened fruit juice.

If the change is approved, it would go into effect in 2008.

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