Clinton Deal Cuts School Snack Foods - Clinton forges guidelines with major snack makers to ban unhealthy items from schools [USA]

Author: Karen Matthews, Associated Press, Published on: 6 October 2006

Snacks sold in schools will have to cut the fat, sugar and salt under the latest crackdown on junk food won by former President Clinton. Just five months after a similar agreement targeting the sale of sodas in schools, Clinton and the American Heart Association announced a deal Friday with several major food companies to make school snacks healthier... The agreement with Kraft Foods Inc. [part of Altria], Mars Inc., Campbell Soup Co., Groupe Danone SA and PepsiCo Inc. sets guidelines for fat, sugar, sodium and calories for snack foods sold in [schools]... [also refers to Frito-Lay (part of PepsiCo), Quaker Foods (part of PepsiCo), Snickers (part of Mars), M&Ms (part of Mars)]

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Related companies: Altria Campbell Soup Danone Frito-Lay (part of PepsiCo) Kraft Foods (now Kraft Heinz) Mars PepsiCo