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Long-delayed school snack rules to come soon: Vilsack

Students have a nutrition break mid-morning consisting of milk, juice, an orange and either mini sausage roll or Vegetarian Italian bagel at Belmont High School in Los Angeles, California in this file photo from May 18, 2009. The U.S. Agriculture Department plans to propose rules this spring to make such snacks healthier, part of a 2010 law aimed at improving childhood nutrition by, among other things, revamping school foods for the first time in more than 30 years. REUTERS/Fred Prouser /Files

Students have a nutrition break mid-morning consisting of milk, juice, an orange and either mini sausage roll or Vegetarian Italian bagel at Belmont High School in Los Angeles, California in this file photo from May 18, 2009. The U.S. Agriculture...more

Students have a nutrition break mid-morning consisting of milk, juice, an orange and either mini sausage roll or Vegetarian Italian bagel at Belmont High School in Los Angeles, California in this file photo from May 18, 2009. The U.S. Agriculture Department plans to propose rules this spring to make such snacks healthier, part of a 2010 law aimed at improving childhood nutrition by, among other things, revamping school foods for the first time in more than 30 years. REUTERS/Fred Prouser /Files
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Students have a nutrition break mid-morning consisting of milk, juice, an orange and either mini sausage roll or Vegetarian Italian bagel at Belmont High School in Los Angeles, California in this file photo from May 18, 2009. The U.S. Agriculture Department plans to propose rules this spring to make such snacks healthier, part of a 2010 law aimed at improving childhood nutrition by, among other things, revamping school foods for the first time in more than 30 years. REUTERS/Fred Prouser /Files

Students have a nutrition break mid-morning consisting of milk, juice, an orange and either mini sausage roll or Vegetarian Italian bagel at Belmont High School in Los Angeles, California in this file photo from May 18, 2009. The U.S. Agriculture...more

Students have a nutrition break mid-morning consisting of milk, juice, an orange and either mini sausage roll or Vegetarian Italian bagel at Belmont High School in Los Angeles, California in this file photo from May 18, 2009. The U.S. Agriculture Department plans to propose rules this spring to make such snacks healthier, part of a 2010 law aimed at improving childhood nutrition by, among other things, revamping school foods for the first time in more than 30 years. REUTERS/Fred Prouser /Files
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Jack Robinett, a four-year-old student at the Lookout Mountain Preschool, eats a fruit kabob with his mother Molly at a healthy school party for mother's day in Golden, Colorado. in this May 10, 2012 file photo. The U.S. Agriculture Department plans to propose rules this spring to make such snacks healthier, part of a 2010 law aimed at improving childhood nutrition by, among other things, revamping school foods for the first time in more than 30 years. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files

Jack Robinett, a four-year-old student at the Lookout Mountain Preschool, eats a fruit kabob with his mother Molly at a healthy school party for mother's day in Golden, Colorado. in this May 10, 2012 file photo. The U.S. Agriculture Department plans...more

Jack Robinett, a four-year-old student at the Lookout Mountain Preschool, eats a fruit kabob with his mother Molly at a healthy school party for mother's day in Golden, Colorado. in this May 10, 2012 file photo. The U.S. Agriculture Department plans to propose rules this spring to make such snacks healthier, part of a 2010 law aimed at improving childhood nutrition by, among other things, revamping school foods for the first time in more than 30 years. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files
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The food at the Lookout Mountain Preschool, including fruit kabobs, are readied for a healthy school party for Mother's Day in Golden, Colorado, in this May 10, 2012 file photo. The U.S. Agriculture Department plans to propose rules this spring to make such snacks healthier, part of a 2010 law aimed at improving childhood nutrition by, among other things, revamping school foods for the first time in more than 30 years. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files

The food at the Lookout Mountain Preschool, including fruit kabobs, are readied for a healthy school party for Mother's Day in Golden, Colorado, in this May 10, 2012 file photo. The U.S. Agriculture Department plans to propose rules this spring to...more

The food at the Lookout Mountain Preschool, including fruit kabobs, are readied for a healthy school party for Mother's Day in Golden, Colorado, in this May 10, 2012 file photo. The U.S. Agriculture Department plans to propose rules this spring to make such snacks healthier, part of a 2010 law aimed at improving childhood nutrition by, among other things, revamping school foods for the first time in more than 30 years. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files
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