Published Online: February 8, 2005
Published in Print: February 9, 2005, as Healthier-Food Sales Seen as Competitive

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Healthier-Food Sales Seen as Competitive

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Schools that replace sugary snacks in vending machines with healthier foods do not experience a drop in sales revenue, concludes a study released last week by the Arizona Department of Education.

The study—which examined purchasing patterns at four elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools in the state that had removed candy and sodas from their vending machines and replaced them with healthier items such as water, juice, and fruits—found that the schools made just as much money or more selling healthier snacks and drinks.

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