Chicago Public Schools this week could move to ban the sale of a swath of snacks and drinks deemed unhealthy as part of its broader "Healthy CPS" initiative.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times' Rosalind Rossi, the plan would prohibit the sale of soft drinks, fruit drinks and energy drinks with minimal nutritional value -- such as Gatorade -- during school hours, with an exception made for student athletes drinking sports drinks who are participating in sports events. Whole milk would be barred in favor of low-fat or skim varieties and cheese would be required to be "low, reduced-fat and low sodium."

The sale of chocolate bars for fundraisers would also be "minimized" under the plan, which follows guidelines outlined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Healthier U.S. Schools Challenge, the Sun-Times reports.

Last month, CPS received a $4.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that supported the launch of "Healthy CPS," an initiative aimed at tackling obesity rates and tobacco use among CPS students.

"Empowering students to make healthy choices in the classroom will give them the tools they need to make better choices at home," U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said last month of the initiative in a mayoral press release.

Though CPS has made efforts to offer more nutritious food in the district's schools and specifically its lunchrooms, meal servers have said a majority of students have resisted the healthier options. Earlier this year, a group of CPS lunchroom cafeteria workers released a report expressing concern at the amount of "healthy" frozen food being served up -- and largely left uneaten -- following the menu changes.

The proposal will be considered by the Chicago Board of Education Wednesday, ABC Chicago reports.

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  • Philippines

    "NO FRILLS school lunch in the Philippines" <a href="http://imgur.com/CwcCu"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/CwcCul.jpg" alt="" title="Hosted by imgur.com" /></a>

  • Finland

    "It's rice with a chicken sauce that has some salami mixed in. A bit of a weird combination but worked fine. Dessert is chocolate mousse." <a href="http://imgur.com/5xsIP"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/5xsIPl.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com" alt="" /></a>

  • South Korea

    "You always get rice. Always. Sometimes they'll mix it up and add some grains or curry to it. Top right corner are Sesame leaves with a sweet honey sauce. You're suppose to use the leaves as a wrap and pack it with rice. This particular soup was a pumpkin potato soup. The food in the middle is a Korean pancake. It's made from a batter of eggs and green onions. Sometimes they'll add peppers and octopus. Above the pancake is Kimchi. Again, it's like rice. You're always gonna have it. It's a traditional Korean dish made with fermented cabbage. Chili paste is used to make it. It's almost like wine. The more it ages, the better it tastes. Top right is a sweet and sour salad that's mostly made with cucumbers and carrots. A lot of chili's are used to make Korean food so it's all relatively spicy. 'Good for the soul!'" <a href="http://imgur.com/USjuA"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/USjuAl.jpg" alt="" title="Hosted by imgur.com" /></a>

  • U.S.A.

    "I see your Finnish, and Swedish school lunch, and I raise you our USA school lunch...." <a href="http://imgur.com/YLkxw"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/YLkxwl.jpg" alt="" title="Hosted by imgur.com" /></a>

  • India

    "I see your Finnish school lunch & South Korean school lunch and raise you South Indian School lunch" <a href="http://imgur.com/LEZPp"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/LEZPpl.jpg" alt="" title="Hosted by imgur.com" /></a>

  • U.S.A.

    "I see all of your school lunches, and raise you my American school lunch..." <a href="http://imgur.com/5AGar"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/5AGarl.png" alt="" title="Hosted by imgur.com" /></a>

  • U.S.A.

    "I see your Finnish and Swedish school lunches and fold...with my American lunch." <a href="http://imgur.com/usWvG"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/usWvGl.jpg" alt="" title="Hosted by imgur.com" /></a>

  • U.S.A.

    "This is an american high school lunch!" <a href="http://imgur.com/6wTIz"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/6wTIzl.jpg" alt="" title="Hosted by imgur.com" /></a>

  • Denmark

    "On this plate of danish cuisine is roasted duck, potatoes and red/white cabbage." <a href="http://imgur.com/SjDCh"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/SjDChl.jpg" alt="" title="Hosted by imgur.com" /></a>

  • England

    "Time for an English school lunch." <a href="http://imgur.com/37KWk"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/37KWkl.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com" alt="" /></a>

  • U.S.A

    "I see your South Korean school lunch and raise you my American school lunch." <a href="http://imgur.com/e4o9t"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/e4o9tl.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com" alt="" /></a>

  • U.S.A.

    "A typical school lunch at La Joya High School (parts of it were raw!!)... chicken??" <a href="http://imgur.com/W0cEJ"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/W0cEJl.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com" alt="" /></a>

  • China

    "School lunch in China." <a href="http://imgur.com/p24dD"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/p24dDl.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com" alt="" /></a>

  • U.S.A.

    "I see all of your international lunches and raise you a Georgian school lunch. 'Merica" <a href="http://imgur.com/ynDv5"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/ynDv5l.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com" alt="" /></a>

  • U.S.A.

    "I See Your Swedish School Lunch, But Here's My 'Healthy' American Lunch." <a href="http://imgur.com/qqgq6"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/qqgq6l.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com" alt="" /></a>

  • Japan

    "I see your Finnish, Swedish, and American school lunch, and I raise you a Japanese Kyushoku (school lunch)...." <a href="http://imgur.com/UskXj"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/UskXjl.png" title="Hosted by imgur.com" alt="" /></a>

  • Japan

    "I see your Finnish, Swedish, and US lunches, and raise you the (free) school lunch in Japan." <a href="http://imgur.com/bxTzz"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/bxTzz.jpg" alt="" title="Hosted by imgur.com" /></a>

  • Japan

    "Top left: Yaki-onigiri (grilled rice ball). Top right: Gobou salad (burdock root with broccoli, corn, mayo, and tuna) Bottom left: Cheese Bottom right: Curry udon" <a href="http://imgur.com/eGi6b"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/eGi6bl.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com" alt="" /></a>

  • U.S.A.

    "Excuse me, Chicago school lunch comin through..." <a href="http://imgur.com/ZyCH1"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/ZyCH1l.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com" alt="" /></a>

  • U.S.A.

    "I see your amazing school lunch and hate you because this is American school lunch." <a href="http://imgur.com/MMt4y"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/MMt4yl.jpg?1" title="Hosted by imgur.com" alt="" /></a>

  • Sweden

    "This is why I eat my school lunch" <a href="http://imgur.com/GllUO"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/GllUOl.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com" alt="" /></a>

  • Finland

    "This is one of the many school lunches I ate while living in Finland for a year. Fresh salad, smoked salmon, broccoli and potatoes" <a href="http://imgur.com/Be3xi"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/Be3xil.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com" alt="" /></a>

  • USA School Lunch

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ryan8227"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/100002818538118/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ryan8227">ryan8227</a>:<br />

  • Latin School of Chicago school lunch

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Trisha_Flassing"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/741909382/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Trisha_Flassing">Trisha Flassing</a>:<br />Acorn squash stuffed with sausage, warm farro salad and sage cream sauce.