The Quick Grab

One local school struggles to provide healthier snack options for its students, while still supplying tasty choices.
Monday, May 19, 2008

Top snacks in dollar sales from vending machines, according to Automatic Merchandiser.

1. Snickers

2. Doritos Big Grab

3. Peanut M&Ms

4. Cheetos Crunchy

5. Cheez-It Original

6. Twix Bar

7. Strawberry Frosted Pop-Tarts

8. Rice Krispies Treat

9. Lay's Chips

10. Mrs. Freshley's Jumbo Honey Bun

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A 2001 Harvard School of Public Health study found that for each soda or juice drink a child drinks a day, the child's odds of becoming overweight increase 1.6 times.

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As of 2006, 9.6 percent of vending machines were in schools or colleges, according to Automatic Merchandiser's State of the Vending Industry report.

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