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The debate over whether schools should have vending machines has been lengthy and ongoing. Vending machines are a convenient and relatively inexpensive way to grab a bite to eat or something to drink to sustain students in between meals. With vending machines found in 43 percent of elementary schools, 74 percent of middle schools, and […]

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With the passage of The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and the implementation of the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards in 2014, America has made critical steps on the road to delivering healthier food choices to our nation’s school children. Many children consume half of their daily meals at school. That means […]

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Good-bye, deep fried chips. See ya, soda. As kids head back to school, vending machines will be stocked differently than they have been in the past. And given that some students consume up to two-thirds of their daily food intake at school, that’s a good thing! The “Smart Snacks in Schools” standards took effect last July […]

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