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School Snack Restrictions Linked to Child Weight Loss

A study published in Pediatrics has found a link between healthy weight in kids and strict state laws on regulation of competitive foods in schools.

Childhood obesity is on the rise, with roughly 20 percent of U.S. children either overweight or obese. School kids continue to consume a significant portion of their calories from competitive foods such as foods bought in vending machines or at school stores. This study tracked 6,300 students from fifth to eighth grade in 40 states from 2004 to 2007.

The study compared weight changes to children in states with no laws banning competitive foods to states that have laws found kids losing weight in states with restrictions. The study was quick to note that state law alone did not cause the weight loss but rather was a "contributing factor." New rules on competitive foods are expected in late 2012.

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