Junk food in vending machines and served to kids is on the agenda of politicians and regulators as they seek a new Junk Food Tax to discourage sugary, unhealthy foods from being served in vending machines at sports facilities and other locations frequented by kids. Childhood obesity is an epidemic and taxing junk food is one way to discourage
Schools and hospitals in North America are taking proactive steps to help fight diseases like diabetes and obesity by installing "healthy vending machines" that only dispense healthy foods and drinks. In Tennessee, healthy vending was implemented at the Vanderbilt Medical Center. Nearby, MLK High School also joined the healthy vending movement.
According to Katherine Hobson, a health writer for U.S. News, many items that people consider a ‘snack’ can actually pack as many calories as a meal. People who are watching their weight need to look at calorie content as well as nutritional value. Calorie per calorie, it is best to choice healthy snacks that provide essential nutrien