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Bill Aims To Fight Childhood Obesity

Posted: 6:57 PM, Feb 03, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-03 23:57:46Z
We're watching a bill in Annapolis that has the potential to impact the options you and your children have when you reach for a quick snack. 
 
The Maryland Healthy Vending Act focuses on the food and drinks available in vending machines on state property. 
 
The bill would require 75% of the items in those machines to meet healthy standards.
 
The legislation also mandates that those healthy options be displayed in a way that makes them more likely to sell than less-healthy choices. 
 
Another component of the bill requires that bottled water be sold in every vending machine on state property.