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Common Items in School Stores

The most common items sold in school stores, vending machines or a la carte in the cafeteria are sweetened drinks, chips, candy, cookies and snack cakes.1,2,3

1 Wechsler H, et al. “Food Service and Foods and Beverages Available at School: Results from the School Health Policies and Programs Study 2000.” Journal of School Health 2001, 71:313-324

2 Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Dispensing Junk: How School Vending Undermines Efforts to Feed Children Well.  Washington, D.C.: CSPI, 2004.

3 Kann L, Grunbaum JA, McKenna ML,  et al. “Competitive Foods and Beverages Available for Purchase in Secondary Schools – Selected Sites, United States, 2004.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2005, 54(37):917-921.


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