City to cut back on school junk food

Students in Brooklyn and the city will soon have a more difficult time feeding their junk food habits.

A new state audit says the Department of Education has failed to meet nutritional guidelines set by the federal government.

The DOE says it agrees with the audit's recommendations and will put stricter policies in place by fall. Among them will be a ban on selling snacks and soda in school vending machines after 6 p.m.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."