August 26th, 2013

Fewer school districts promote soda sales or allow junk food in vending machines, survey says

By Associated Press
Washington Post

There’s been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines, health officials say. A government survey found 44 percent of school districts banned junk food from vending machines last year, up from 30 percent in 2006.

It also found drops in how many districts took a cut of soft drink sales, received donations from soda companies, or allowed soda company advertising. Those are considered positive steps in helping the nation reduce the number of children who are overweight and obese.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fewer-school-districts-promote-soda-sales-or-allow-junk-food-in-vending-machines-survey-says/2013/08/26/9b5f829e-0eb9-11e3-a2b3-5e107edf9897_story.html

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