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

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Monday, May 19, 2008

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

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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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