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Appleton schools revised nutrition policy targets concession stands, fundraisers

8:05 AM, Oct. 8, 2013
Julie Glodny, Matthew Vander Putten, center, and Duane Vander Putten visit the concession stand during the Appleton North against Appleton West football game on Oct. 4 at the Banta Bowl in Appleton.
Julie Glodny, Matthew Vander Putten, center, and Duane Vander Putten visit the concession stand during the Appleton North against Appleton West football game on Oct. 4 at the Banta Bowl in Appleton.
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The days of high-sugar foods, bake sales during lunch breaks and nothing but candy, burgers, soda and popcorn at concession stands are over in Appleton's public schools.

An updated, wide-ranging nutrition policy approved by the school board requires concession stands to offer at least one healthy option in each of these categories: Entrées, beverages, snacks and candy. It also places additional requirements on fundraising groups and eliminates high-sugar foods from district meals.

Nutrition policy committee co-chairs Becky Walker and Mikki Duran told the Appleton Area School ...

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