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WLNS.com: An article shares ways to make a child’s first day of school easier, including healthy eating throughout the day. The article suggests parents ensure school vending machines carry healthy choices, such as fresh fruit, low-fat dairy products, water and 100 percent fruit juice. The article also recommends staying away from soft drinks, stating, “Each 12-ounce soft drink contains approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar and 150 calories. Drinking just one can of soda a day increases a child’s risk of obesity by 60%.”