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SF Schools To Ban Junk Food Snacks

San Francisco may become the latest city to outlaw the sales of sugary snacks at school.

The school board is set to discuss a nutrition policy tonight that would bar the sale of soda and unhealthy snacks by the start of the 2003-2004 school year.

The measure also would set up a committee to figure out how to trim unhealthy levels of fat, sugar and salt from breakfasts and lunches served in the district€™s 114 schools.

On the downside – the move could cost the district at least half a million dollars a year while schools are facing major cuts in state financing. Oakland was the first district in the state to dump junk food. The policy was approved a year ago. Los Angeles – the second largest district in the country -approved a similar policy in August.