Table 4

Student vending machine (VM) practices by policies regarding food sold in VM, policies regarding hours of operation of VM, and number of VM at school

Policy about food sold in VM

VM closed during lunch

Number of VM


Yes

No

Yes

No

0

1–2

3–4

6+

8+


M (SD)

M (SD)

p-value

M (SD)

M (SD)

p-value

M (SD)

M (SD)

M (SD)

M (SD)

M (SD)

p-value


Student snack food VM purchases (days/week)

0.5 (1.1)

0.9 (1.3)

<.001

0.9 (1.2)

1.0 (1.3)

.477

0.4 (1.0)

0.8 (1.2)

1.1 (1.4)

1.1 (1.4)

<.001

Student soft drink VM purchases (days/week)

1.4 (1.7)

1.6 (1.7)

.110

1.4 (1.6)

1.9 (1.8)

.043

1.3 (1.6)

1.7 (1.7)

1.4 (1.6)

1.9 (1.8)

.173


Done for policies regarding school snack and soft drink policies in accordance with whether student or soft drink

VM purchases are being examined.

Neumark-Sztainer et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2005 2:14   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-2-14

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