Vending Machine

Some school districts now refusing money from soda companies and getting rid of junk food.

FOX News Radio's Lisa Lacerra reports:

44% of school districts banning junk food in vending machines according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control that's up from 30% in 2006.

And the proportion that allow soft drink companies to advertise on school grounds dropping to 34% from 47%. The percentage of districts that received a portion of soft drink sales receipts fell from 82% in 2006 to 69% last year.

About 17% of children in the U.S. are overweight or obese and that number has been holding steady for years. Experts saying diet and exercise at home are at least as important as what happens in school.

Lisa Lacerra, FOX News Radio.