It All Goes Pop
Districts justify maintaining soda machines in schools because the revenue collected is too great to sacrifice. But is it? A recent study of school beverage contracts, the first national one of its kind, analyzed 120 contracts in 16 states. The findings show that, yes, those machines can make a lot of money, but most of it doesn’t come anywhere close to benefiting schools and students.
Source: Raw Deal: School Beverage Contracts Less Lucrative Than They Seem by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Public Health Advocacy Institute, December 2006: www.cspinet.org/beveragecontracts.pdf