Healthy school lunches may not be enough to fight childhood obes - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Healthy school lunches may not be enough to fight childhood obesity

(CNN) - Growing concern over childhood obesity has caused Congress to push for numerous laws to provide healthier school lunches.

But, a new study says it's not just the cafeteria that's the problem.

According to recent research, one of the biggest problems on school campuses is the vending machines.

More than half of public and private elementary students have access to unhealthy foods from the vending machines and snack bars.

Researchers say it's not enough to just change the cafeteria food; much more work needs to be done to rid the schools of these unhealthy products.

Copyright 2012 CNN. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly