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Document Number: 5205

Dispensing Junk: How School Vending Undermines Efforts to Feed Children Well - This nationwide survey of vending machines in middle schools and high schools finds that 75 % of the drinks and 85% of the snacks sold are of poor nutritional value. Given rising child obesity rates and other health problems, the authors contend that all foods sold out of vending machines, school stores and other venues outside of the official school lunch program should make positive contributions to children’s diets and health. (Center for Science in the Public Interest, May 2004)...

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