School fined thousands for selling sodas at lunch5/18/2012
Selling sodas during lunch has cost one high school thousands of dollars, and cut off an important source of revenue. Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah, has paid nearly $17,000 in fines this year for violating federal nutritional guidelines. The school's transgression? Allowing students to buy sodas during lunch. Federal rules prohibit the sale of carbonated beverages during lunch, and the school was fined twice in recent months, including a $15,000 hit for repeated violations over a two-month period from late December to early February. As a result, the school has unplugged its vending machines -- a big revenue producer -- for the remainder of the school year.
Were these fines government overreach?