A study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine shows that in comparison to 4 years ago, 50% less students, or 1 in 4 U.S. public high school students could buy regular soda in school, during the 2010-11 school year. The researchers decided to examine the availability of competitive beverages, such as drinks sold by schools outside of meal programs, in school stores and snack bars, as well as vending machines and a la carte lines in the cafeteria in U.S. middle and high schools for four academic years, from 2006-07 to 2010-11.


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