Lawmakers in the Connecticut state House recently voted 88-55 to pass a law banning soda and junk food in cafeterias, vending machines and school stores. The bill heads to the Senate next week where leaders expect it to pass.
Similar but weaker proposals have been introduced in at least 17 states this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Policies are on the books in a few states, such as Arkansas and California.
Advocates say Connecticut's ban would be the strongest because it is so broad, applying to all grades and all school sites where food is sold, especially high schools.
Needless to say, we will update this when it's official. I never understood why there was so much junk food in schools in the first place.