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Hunger or Habit?

It’s the end of the school day! You and your friends are off to the local convenience store for an after-school snack. Every day you pick up a bag of chips and a soft drink and you pay $2.75. Have you ever asked yourself, “Am I really hungry?” or is getting an after-school snack just a habit?

Snacking from habit can eat a hole in your wallet. Most high schools hold class around 180 days a year. Stopping at the convenience store every school day for chips and a drink adds up to big bucks. Do the math: 180 days x $2.75 = $495 for the school year!

Next time you think of an after school snack, ask yourself, “Am I really hungry? Do I really want to spend my money this way?”

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