Vending Machine Snacks
While many schools have cleaned up their act in complying with tighter federal regulations on school lunch nutrition, vending machines are still a fixture in schools all over the country. These machines that sell candy bars and chips make it all too easy for your child to eat these items at will, sometimes in place of their lunch. As more schools make the shift to healthier snack items, encourage your child to skip the empty calories of candy and choose more nourishing options. Vending machines stocked with whole wheat crackers, granola bars and fresh fruit bars are becoming more common, which hopefully will help children make better choices.