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Schools need to make it clear to children about the effects of eating unhealthy. Grimm (.) stated that a “Department of Agriculture study calculated that 95% of the 10,000 food commercials children see each year pitch high fat, high sugar products” (p. 108). How far are big food companies willing to go to make the future generations of America even unhealthier than it already is? America knows that obesity has become something serious, yet schools are marketing to their students with allowing vending machines with unhealthy foods as well as soda machines with drinks that are high in sugar and calories while getting rid of their physical education classes because they don't have enough money to support it. Vending companies are offering schools money just so the school will market their product. It's almost as if food companies are more worried about their own businesses rather than worrying about this growing health issue occurring in the United States.