Education

Snack Sales

May 26, 2004 1 min read

A recent federal report tracked the use of snack bars and vending machines in the nation’s schools.

Type of school

Percentage with a vending machine Percentage with a school store, canteen, or snack bar Percentage with both a vending machine and a school store, canteen, or snack bar Percentage with either a vending machine or school store, canteen, or snack bar
Elementary 26.3 26.8 10.1 43.0
Middle/Junior High 62.0 39.4 27.4 73.9
High 94.9 59.3 56.0 98.2
SOURCE: U.S. General Accounting Office

A version of this article appeared in the May 26, 2004 edition of Education Week as Snack Sales