Monday, July 07, 2008

Junk food at U.S. public schools

From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation news release:
The foods and food policies in U.S. public schools become significantly less healthy as students progress from elementary to high school, according to new research published today in Pediatrics. More than 96 percent of high schools have vending machines, and 91 percent of them sell some unhealthy options, while only 17 percent of elementary schools have vending machines on campus. In addition, 93 percent of high schools and 92 percent of middle schools sell foods and beverages a la carte, and nearly 80 percent of these schools offer unhealthy options in their a la carte sales.
Click here to read the entire news release. Click here to access the journal abstract.

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