There are pros and cons to school vending programs particularly in the K through 12 group. Parents are often concerned that having vending machines in schools will result in their children overeating foods and snacks with poor nutritive value. Students like having the convenience of snacking between meals and drinking beverages that are not on the school lunch menu. The federal government issued standard for healthy school vending in 2014
In schools vending machines are an attractive option. They have budget prices for food and supplies. Yes, supplies. Vending machines in schools are not limited to just food snacks and drinks. This is good news for students. Many students feel that it is imperative that schools offer vending machines.