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A government survey found 44 percent of school districts banned junk food from vending machines last year, up from 30 percent in 2006. (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: 44 Percent Of US School Districts Ban Junk Food Vending Machines

There’s been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines, health officials say.


File photo of children learning about exercising. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Childhood Obesity Rates Fell In 18 States

Health officials say they have the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity.