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seattle_school_board_junk_food.jpgThe Seattle School Board may ease rules that keep junk food out of vending machines, in order to raise money, says Seattle Times. Back in 2004 Seattle passed a strict ban on junk food in school funding machines, placing Seattle at the vanguard on the war against childhood obesity. But, money speaks, and the school board looks ready to listen. Before the ban, the city made $214k in profits from vending machines. This year, they netted $17k. Board President Michael DeBell says, "I'd much rather see students buy reasonably healthy products in vending machines than junk food off campus." Tell your mama, candy and cookies are now reasonably healthy products. [Seattle Times]