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 May 12, 2005
Schwarzenegger Wants Junk Food Banned at Schools
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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to bid "asta la vista" to junk food at any of the state's schools.

The bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-governor, quizzed over the weekend about plans to fight childhood obesity, told reporters that banning junk food in school vending machines is a logical first step, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

The governor's aides acknowledge that enacting a ban won't be easy, since many schools use the vending machines as a way to raise much-needed funds. And the aides concede the difficulty of enticing kids to buy fresh fruit instead of cookies and sugar-laden sodas.

"You've got to make an effort," the governor insisted. "What you give a child or what you put in their body is exactly what we become. So the more garbage you put in there, the more you're going to look like a garbage disposal," he told the Times.


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