As a high school student, I am exultant for the hard work that the School Nutrition Association does in order for high school students to receive a healthy lunch. Your work is especially important in today’s society of ever decreasing obesity rates. Because of this, the presence of vending machines in high schools has become a significant controversy. While many argue that all vending machines should be kept out of high schools, others argue for the contrary. The School Nutrition Association has a mission to provide students with a healthy, nutritious meal each day. It is essential that children do, indeed, receive the necessary servings of each food group every day. Nevertheless, having vending machines in high schools would be to my advantage, as well as an asset to all other high school students and faculty of the nation. Having vending machines in high schools would be a huge advantage simply for the sake of having a snack. In the long hours between breakfast and lunch, students begin to feel groggy and cantankerous and tired and hungry, all of which cause students to become less productive. A simple snack in this time period will give students the energy they need to get through to lunch. Having a snack also increases brain power, which gives students more motivation and encourages them to focus on their school work . If you were a teacher, would you want your student to be more focused and attentive in class? A simple snack is all it takes for students to retain their focus. Therefore, it would be an intelligent advantage to have vending machines in high schools. In addition to vending machine supplying a readily available snack to increase the brain power of students, having the vending machines allows the school to receive an easy profit. Since schools are constantly trying to receive funds to buy books and other supplies for the students, vending machines would greatly help the schools turn their paucity of money into a larger amount. With each vending machine, schools receive a percentage of the sales revenue as commission this money could be used to replace old text books, to buy pencils, to buy paper, to buy all the supplies that students need in order to be successful. In addition, the extra revenue could be used to pay for technological advances for the school or other items that would improve the safety and quality of the school. School districts would be able to purchase computers, smart boards, security systems and cameras. All of these items would benefit the students. Consequently, high schools should take advantage of the ability to bring in extra revenue by placing vending machines within the school. Another good reason is that vending machines don’t make a person fat. There are health choices they could make if they don’t make the right chose that is there fault, so vending machines should be allowed. If they really want to decrease the obesity rate they should require physical activities every day to every student so they burn the calories or fatting foods off. In brief, vending machines should be placed in high school because they have enormous advantages. Vending machines provide snacks for brain power and they increase revenue for school districts and they can be stocked with healthy foods and drinks and they can aid in the success of students financial futures. Because of these noteworthy advantages of having vending machines within high schools, I ask that you and the School Nutrition Association rethink your stance of disallowing vending machines in high schools. Think about the children who need that extra brain power until lunch. Think about the extra books and supplies that the schools can buy for the students. Think about the healthy snacks and drinks that can be placed in the vending machines to reduce obesity rates. Think about the successful financial lives of the students that can be created. Vending machines are a significant advantage to high schools and they should be placed in the schools.