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Dec132011

Schools Consider Putting Junk Food Back Into Vending Machines

Fuse/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- Many school districts around the country are pulling vending machines out and putting healthier food in.  But schools in Seattle are thinking about doing the opposite.

Vending machines can mean big money -- for every bag of Doritos or pack of Skittles a kid buys on campus, the school gets a cut of it.  Now the school board in Seattle is considering relaxing its ban on unhealthy food because it is costing student governments hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Current rules in Seattle are stricter than federal guidelines, allowing only milk, fruit juice, baked chips, and oat-based granola bars.

Soon some junk food could be allowed back in.

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