California Bill Requiring 100 Percent Healthy Snacks In Vending Machines By 2017 Launches Debate

A California bill proposing the restriction of what proposers call "unhealthy" vending food on state grounds, including state offices, is causing intense debate, according to the Los Angeles Times. The bill, set to go before the state Committee on Appropriations this week, would require half of the food in vending machines to meet nutritional guidelines established by the state by 2015. The requirements, according to the bill, would increase to 75 percent the following year (2016) and eventually to 100 percent by 2017. Full article.