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Colorado Board of Education adopts new beverage rules

Posted September 14

— The Colorado Board of Education has decided to let school districts decide what limits they want to place on the sale of some beverages at high schools during school hours.

The statewide policy will continue to restrict the availability of unhealthy beverages during after-school activities for all grade levels. It will also continue to ban the sale of beverages other than milk, 100 percent fruit juices, vegetable juices and water at middle and elementary schools.

However, some districts wanted end a ban on some drinks at high schools, like diet sodas.

The decision on Wednesday will give districts time to implement the new rules before the beginning of the next school year.

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