2/29/2012

Despite a 2006 law in Indiana that established strict standards on the operation of school vending machines, the state's childhood obesity rate has continued to climb. Under the law, at least half of the items sold in school vending machines must be healthy, and in elementary schools, food cannot be sold from the machines during school hours. However, some students say they tend to buy junk food and candy -- not the healthy choices that are offered.

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