School Board Bans Trans Fats
The Miami Dade School Board voted last night to become the first district in the nation to ban trans fats in food - not that you would know it by reading this morning's Herald, which buried the news in the last graf of a story on page 2B.
During last night's meeting, Aventura nutritionist Ronni Litz Julien - who was quoted in a recent New Times piece -- asked the school officials to consider the ban. Turns out, the board had already pondered the issue, and approved it quickly. Julien -- who really should get a medal or something for waiting seven hours to present her issue to the board -- went home at 10 p.m. and celebrated by eating a leftover hamburger.
Julien's proposal is also under consideration by the County Commission. New York and Philadelphia have already approved such bans. There are a few naysayers: New Orleans, and the folks at Critical Miami.
What's next for Julien?
"Broward," she said. "I'm working on getting to the Broward School Board." --Tamara Lush
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Miami New Times' biggest stories.
- Miami FC Announces Italian Soccer Star Alessandro Nesta as Head Coach
Fri., Sep. 4, 11:30am
Fri., Sep. 4, 6:35pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 11:30am
Sat., Sep. 5, 7:00pm
- Residents Vow to Continue Fighting Midtown Walmart After Losing Court Appeal
- Hola, Hurricane Fred: Erika Fizzled, but There's Already Another Atlantic Storm