WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal study finds schools are doing more to encourage good nutrition and other healthy habits.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 19 percent of schools served french fries to students last year, down from 40 percent six years earlier.
And the percentage of schools that sold cookies or other high-fat baked goods as part of a fundraiser dropped from 67 percent to 54 percent during the six-year period.
Nearly half of schools let students select bottled water instead of sugary drinks from vending machines, up from under a third of schools in 2000.
Other findings included that about two-thirds of schools have a ban on tobacco use and about a third have a full-time nurse.
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