Portland, Me. Newspaper Supports School Soda Ban

The Portland Press Herald in Portland, Me. has supported the Portland, Me. schools’ decision to remove soda from cafeterias and vending machines. The read the editorial, click here.

Editor’s Insight: This editorial correctly notes that an effective nutrition policy requires a multi-front battle that should include nutritional guidance for families as well as instruction in cooking tasty meals and snacks that are made of healthy ingredients. Product restrictions alone won’t change kids’ habits.

The newspaper deserves credit for including a secondary headline that notes: “education in addition to limits to make a difference in childhood obesity.” 08-20-12 By Elliot Maras

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