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Opinion

February 8, 2013

Junk-food ban is best for our kids

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Some of our schools have already taken steps to provide better options, and they should be lauded for leading the way. This includes Edmeston Central School, which has been working to control portion size, using local produce in meals and maintaining a greenhouse at the school.

And U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., should be praised for pushing an initiative in Washington to get more Greek yogurt into our schools. The yogurt has a high protein level, making it a viable meat alternative for menu planning. This benefits not only the health of our children, but also means more business for local yogurt company Chobani.

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