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Boulder to stop selling ice cream at municipal pools, parks

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Posted at 10:34 PM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-02 00:34:56-04

Boulder residents will no longer be able to cool off with an ice cream cone by the pool as the city has discontinued the sweet treat as a vending options at all Parks and Recreation facilities.

The Daily Camera reports that the city dropped ice cream cones, bars and sandwiches in an effort to cut down on sugary, unhealthy snacks. City-run facilities can only sell treats that satisfy a series of nutritional standards, meaning chips and other junk food also left snack stands this year.

Boulder District Services Manager Alison Rhodes says the aim is to give kids healthy choices, but that all facilities allow outside food to be brought in -- including ice cream.

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