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Vending Machines at School Impact Students' Nutrition, Study Says

Selections in school vending machines have a direct impact on whether a student's daily food intake is balanced, a new study shows. Credit: Paul J. Richards, AFP / Getty Images
The saying "you are what you eat" may need to be changed to "you are...
Today's school lunch? How about chips, soda, a candy bar and maybe some cookies? Just hit the vending machine.

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