Washington Lawmaker Would Restrict State Junk Food - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Washington Lawmaker Would Restrict State Junk Food

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State Rep. Laurie Jinkins is a Tacoma public health administrator and she doesn't like the candy bars, chips and sodas she sees on sale in the Capitol Dome Deli.

The Olympian reports she has introduced a bill that would require state agencies to improve the nutritional value of food sold to state employees and in state institutions.

For example, sodas and sugary drinks could amount to no more than one-fifth the drinks sold by vendors or in vending machines. The bill also would encourage consumption of fat-free or low-fat
dairy products and lean meats. Limits would be placed on fried foods and foods with added sugar.
      

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