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Following the lead of several fast food restaurants, then big cities including Los Angeles and New York, the Miami-Dade School Board has banned the use of trans-fats in its cafeterias and in products supplied by outside vendors. It's apparently the first school district in the country to take such a stance, but maybe not the last. Nutritionist Ronni Julien, who pushed for the ban, celebrated the decision. "Don't you think that our health and life is more important than shelf life and crispier fries?" she said in a news release. The Miami New Times, meanwhile, asked Miami-area residents if they even knew what trans-fats are. If you don't, it turns out, you are not alone. Click here for an explanation from the Food and Drug Administration.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:14am]


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