Mobile Food Trucks Undermine Nutrition Efforts At San Francisco, Calif. Area Schools

Mobile food trucks have been undermining the San Francisco, Bay Area school districts efforts trying to instill better eating habits, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Editor’s Insight: Ever since government officials proposed vending restrictions as a way to address rising childhood obesity, vending operators have pointed out that the youngsters will simply find alternative sources for the products they want. In many schools, vending restrictions have created a “black market” whereby enterprising youngsters sell snacks to their peers.

School officials need to develop comprehensive nutrition education programs. This will accomplish more than restricting access. 05-26-11 by Elliot Maras

 

 

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