Lack of sugary drinks puts school budgets on diet

Idaho Falls, ID


By Gina Jameson


IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) _ An eastern Idaho school district is
not bringing in as much money from its vending machines after
switching from sugary sodas to healthier choices.

So officials in School District 93 say they are considering
charging a fee for students to take part in sports, and increasing
the cost of breakfast and lunch.

Charles Shackett, superintendent of School District 93, says the
district is doing what's best for kids' health, but says it's going
to cost their parents more.

The district has switched to healthier options in vending
machines because of childhood obesity concerns.
(Post Register)

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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