DENVER (AP) -- A proposal to ban trans fats in Colorado school cafeterias and vending machines is closer the enactment.
A House committee approved the trans fats ban Monday on a vote of 8-5. The bill would ban artificial trans fats in most school food by 2013. Many schools have already moved away from artery-clogging trans fats, but the proposal before Colorado lawmakers would make it a state mandate.
Supporters of the bill say it's a way to combat childhood obesity and that federal school nutrition guidelines will bans trans fats anyway. The measure has already passed the Senate. Some critics have called Colorado's proposal unnecessary and an unfunded mandate.
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