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The Des Moines Register reports that the school board there is “contemplating bans or severely limiting the hours vending machines that disperse snack foods are turned on during the school day” as a way of combating the childhood obesity problem.

However, the concerned school board members are meeting resistance both from students and school administrators – students because they like or are addicted to junk food, and administrators because they are addicted to the tens of thousands of dollars that the vending machines selling soda and candy generate each year.

For the moment, the district seems to be settling for simply making more healthy options available to students, though an outright ban certainly seems like a possibility assuming the board can line up sufficient support.
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