Colorado Board Of Education Adopts New Beverage Rules

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Board of Education has decided to let school districts decide what limits they want to place on the sale of some beverages at high schools during school hours.

(File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The statewide policy will continue to restrict the availability of unhealthy beverages during after-school activities for all grade levels. It will also continue to ban the sale of beverages other than milk, 100 percent fruit juices, vegetable juices and water at middle and elementary schools.

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However, some districts wanted end a ban on some drinks at high schools, like diet sodas.

The decision on Wednesday will give districts time to implement the new rules before the beginning of the next school year.

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One Comment

  1. Enoch Wallace says:

    Good. Too “nannyish” for me. Even worst, there are some schools that actually tell students what they can and cannot BRING FROM HOME in their lunch.

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