Milk vending machines in Vermont schools appears to be an idea that’s catching on. Only Burlington, Bennington and Brattleboro schools had milk vending machines when school closed in June. This coming year, at least a dozen more school districts will add themselves to the list.
School health officials say the aim is to steer kids away from soda and sugar-laced juices and toward a more nutritious drink. Vermont’s dairy industry also is hailing the trend.