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Georgia Education Officials Say Baked Goods Should be Sold in School

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- Education officials in Georgia want to give schools more opportunities to sell baked goods and other foods that don't meet national guidelines championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.

The Georgia state Board of Education, which calls new federal nutrition standards an "overreach," wants to give schools 30 days per school year to sell sweets or fast food during fundraisers.

Even though schools have begun serving lunches with more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, some Georgia school officials are saying they depend on selling items like candy bars and baked goods to raise money for clubs, sports, and other programs.

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