Chocolate chip cookies first casualty as schools try to meet guidelines



At Seymour Middle School and Seymour High School, one of the most popular snacks that students buy at lunch is giant chocolate chip cookies.

Come this fall, those cookies and other a la carte snacks will be replaced with healthier alternatives such as popcorn, tortilla chips, granola bars and fruit cups.

Bonnie Burbrink, director of food services for Seymour Community Schools, said all food sold during school hours must comply with new nutrition guide- lines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Smart Snacks in Schools standards.

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