Published in State and Local Health Law Weekly, March 18th, 2004
About 2 dozen states are considering total bans or limits on vending machine products. About 20 states already restrict students' access to junk food until after lunch.
Last year, California became the first state to ban soft drink sales at elementary and junior high schools. Proponents pushing for a similar law in New York say the state could potentially see savings in Medicaid costs.
"As a former teacher, I think it's the responsibility of our schools and educators to teach...
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