Retailers, consumers and prices
School lunch ladies around the United States are fighting to feed healthier food to the nation’s increasingly overweight student body, but their biggest obstacle is competing with fast-food chains like McDonald’s and junk food like Doritos.
Despite that, studies have found that roughly two-thirds of schools had fast-food chains within easy walking distance.
West Adams Preparatory High School student Edgar Barragan, 16, ticked off a half-dozen private and public fast-food outlets near his high school, including McDonald’s and a Burger King that is located kitty-corner from school (see photo below).
Instead of being able to buy the items online, Walmart.com browsers can check to see if the products are in stock at a store near them.