School food laws help kids battle obesity, study finds

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A new study on childhood obesity indicates that students gain less weight if they go to schools in states with stronger laws about what foods can be sold outside their breakfast and lunch programs. “One of the things we talk a lot about in treatment is cleaning up the environment,” said Gary Foster, director of Temple’s Center for Obesity Research and Education. “So, functionally, a strong policy that takes that choice (for unhealthy foods) out, is better.”