Delaware Considers Banning Trans Fats In Schools

The state house in Delaware could soon vote on a bill that would prohibit schools from serving foods and beverages containing industrially produced trans fats to students, according to New England Cable News in Newton, Mass.

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Editor's Insight: Delaware lawmakers should examine what impact this rule will have on foodservice costs. Studies by lawmakers in other states have indicated such a rule raises costs.

Lawmakers must be sure that the school districts have the means to cover these costs before mandating them. 03-17-11 Elliot Maras