How Vending Machines can Influence a Child Diet and Oral Health Care.
Although many school are changing what foods choices are provide in their vending machines many more vending machines still provide sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks, and non-nutritious snacks that can affect children teeth. In the younger grades, schools are either removing vending machines altogether or putting in healthier snacks options.
Though in the high schools and collages junk food in vending machines are still wildly offer. Many dentist are concerned that their patients are still consuming too much of the sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks, and non-nutritious snacks that are found in many vending machines. These types of snacks normally have very little if any nutritional value and over time they can take a toll on ones teeth. Food choices among children and teens are important factors that affect how quickly they may develop tooth decay.