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Texas lawmakers: Donít sell sugary drinks in elementary and middle schools

May 21, 2013
by Anna Tinsley
Forth Worth Star-telegram

 

Texas lawmakers had a message for some of the state’s youngest students Tuesday: Stop drinking sugary drinks.

That’s why the Texas Senate gave final approval — with little debate — to a measure that would prevent public elementary and middle schools from selling sugary drinks at school during school hours.

“We need to start taking some proactive steps if we are going to get our arms around childhood obesity,” said state Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio. “This is a great step in the right direction to get healthier kids.”

 

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