Soda May Be Out, But Energy Drink Use Rises Among Teens, Say Health Officials

Medical officials expressed concern about rising teen use of energy drinks, according to The Deseret News in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Editor's Insight: This article points out something that many vending operators have stated all along about school soda bans; restricting kids' choices in vending machines doesn't necessarily change their buying behavior.

This article implies that the removal of soda from school has resulted in increased consumption of some other products that might be more harmful for kids.

Restricting what's available to kids at school does nothing to educate them about health and nutrition. Schools have a responsibility to do more than simply limit product choices. 02-16-11 Elliot Maras