Utah High School Fined $15,000 For Selling Soda During Lunch

Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah was recently fined $15,000 after being caught selling soda during lunch hour, which is a violation of federal law, according to KSTU-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: This is one of two news stories in today’s VendingMarketWatch quoting people who find the federal nutrition rules irrational. Not only are the nutrition rules puzzling, but the rules governing when and where soda can be sold also make little sense to many.

One student interviewed in this news story notes that kids should be able to make their own choices.

Kids should be able to make their own choices, but they also need to be educated about health and nutrition so they can make good choices. This is why many observers, including VendingMarketWatch, have encouraged nutrition policies that include a strong educational component. 05-18-12 By Elliot Maras