NCBI ROFL: Wait, kids actually drink the soda they buy from vending machines?

By ncbi rofl | October 5, 2009 3:00 pm

School vending machine use and fast-food restaurant use are associated with sugar-sweetened beverage intake in youth.

“To examine associations between use of school vending machines and fast-food restaurants and youth intake of sugar-sweetened beverages… From a group randomized obesity intervention, we analyzed baseline data from 1,474 students in 10 Massachusetts middle schools with vending machines that sold soda and/or other sweetened drinks… Among 646 students who reported using school vending machines, 456 (71%) reported purchasing sugar-sweetened beverages. Overall, 977 students (66%) reported eating at a fast-food restaurant… Among students who use school vending machines, more report buying sugar-sweetened beverages than any other product category examined. Both school vending machine and fast-food restaurant use are associated with overall sugar-sweetened beverage intake.”

CATEGORIZED UNDER: duh, eat me, NCBI ROFL
  • Anonymous

    That's not what it's saying. It's saying if you have a vending machine with say, soda, juice, and water, kids will buy the soda. Which is also

  • http://www.stevia123.com Ok Trulson

    Yes, I agree

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