Do vending machines at schools contribute to child obesity?
Asked at Rudy's Pizzeria, 704 Massachusetts on July 2, 2003
“There is no doubt that soda is responsible for obesity in the country, but I’m not sure about in the schools. Kids will drink soda, anyway.”
“Just because it’s near children, doesn’t mean they are going to get it.”
“No, because things in vending machines are so expensive. If you are strapped for cash, you could walk down to the convenience store for half the price. Not only do the prices deter people from buying the candy, but it encourages exercise.”
“No, lazy parents contribute to child obesity.”