COMING UP: Don't miss Xfinity Monday Live, with special guest Emmanuel Sanders. Watch it on CBS4 at 6:30 p.m. or head to the new ViewHouse Centennial to see it live!


Weakened School Trans Fats Ban Advances In Colorado

View Comments
School Lunch

(credit: CBS)

Health Resources

Affordable Care Act Updates:

Health News & Information:

DENVER (AP) — The nation’s leanest state has backed off a sweeping trans fats ban for public schools in favor of a weaker version intended to reduce childhood obesity.

A Senate committee gave 4-3 approval Thursday to a bill that bans trans fats in school cafeterias and vending machines. But lawmakers also exempted more than half of the state’s school districts.

Lawmakers also removed fundraisers from the trans fat ban. That means school bake sales, and many sporting concession stands, would not be affected.

The changes mean the trans fat ban would not be the nation’s strictest. Other states already have similar trans fat bans.

Colorado’s bill still faces a vote in the full Democratic Senate before heading to the Republican House.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,465 other followers