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Schools to ban junk food

Junk food will be banned from school canteens and vending machines, Education Secretary Ruth Kelly will announce today.
Sweets, chocolates and fizzy drinks will not be available anywhere in schools in the drive to end the 'scandal' of children on junk food diets, she will say.

The minister will say cheap burgers and sausages must be banned from canteen menus and new nutritional standards will be brought in for all school food from September 2006.