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Editor's note: This article was updated on Wednesday at 4:35 p.m.
Starting in August, Massachusetts' departments of public health and education planned to forbid schools from allowing parents, students and organizations from selling high-calorie food like baked goods and pizza to raise money, according to The Boston Herald.
The rule is supposed to curtail rising obesity among students, according to the report, which says that the new rules prohibit sales or serving of those foods during the school day, but that state officials are pushing to expand the ban to include other school and community events at nights and on weekends.
However, some parents interviewed said that it would limit fundraising for athletics and other programs.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Herald reported that state House of Representatives overturned the ban by passing an amendment that leaves it up to local school committees whether to adopt the Department of Public Health rules.
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