Illinois Lawmakers Seek To Ban Trans Fats From School Cafeterias

Proposed legislation in Illinois bans trans fats from cafeteria lunches and vending machines, according to WSIL-TV in Carterville, Ill.

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Editor's Insight: The trans fat ban, if it becomes law, will not take effect until 2016, which gives the lawmakers time to determine the impact it will have on school finances. This report notes that the ban will result in higher costs. Hopefully, Illinois lawmakers will make sure that the school districts have the means to cover these costs before mandating them. 02-10-11 Elliot Maras