Study: Taking Vending Machines Out Of Schools May Increase Soda Consumption

New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago found that students with access to vending machines were less likely to consume soda daily, according to PLOS One. The study found that 23 percent of students with access to vending machines drank at least one soda per day compared to 28 percent of those who did not have access.

“Vending offers convenience, value and variety.  Removing vending is not a good option for consumers whose needs are met best by increasing ‘better for you’ products and increased nutrition information through FitPick and other means,” said Roni Moore, NAMA’s VP Marketing and Communications.