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Tue September 3, 2013
Some School Vending Machines Are Cutting Back On Sugary Drinks
Part of the effort to curb child obesity in the US has been to rethink vending machines – in particular, those offering sugary drinks at schools. The theory is that students make healthier choices when they have healthier options in front of them.
And new research from Dartmouth College shows the contents of those machines are changing – less sugar, more bottled water. But not every school is changing in the same way.
Dr. Anna Adachi-Mejia led the study of high schools in New Hampshire and Vermont, which was recently published in the journal Public Health. She joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson with more.