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Iowan fired for using forklift on candy machine

MILFORD, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has lost his job and unemployment benefits for using a forklift to get a candy bar from a malfunctioning vending machine, state records say. According to state unemployment […]

02/20/2014

school nutrition

Fewer school districts promoting junk food, soda

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say they’ve seen a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines. A survey found 44 percent of school […]

08/26/2013

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Trashed lottery ticket a $1M winner

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple has won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket they dug out of the trash after inadvertently throwing it away. The state lottery commission says Joseph and […]

07/26/2013

school nutrition

New rules aim to rid schools of junk foods

  WASHINGTON (AP) — High-calorie sports drinks and candy bars will be removed from school vending machines and cafeteria lines as soon as next year, replaced with diet drinks, granola bars and other healthier items. […]

06/27/2013

school nutrition

Goodbye M&M’s, hello granola bars as school snacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kids, your days of blowing off those healthier school lunches and filling up on cookies from the vending machine are numbered. The government is onto you. For the first time, the Agriculture […]

06/27/2013

school nutrition

Rules would make school snacks healthier

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.

02/01/2013

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