Education Report Roundup

Healthier-Food Sales Seen as Competitive

February 08, 2005 1 min read

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.

Read the results of the “Arizona Healthy School Environment Model Policy Implementation Pilot Study,” from 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.

A version of this article appeared in the February 09, 2005 edition of Education Week