Easy availability of snacks, sodas, alcohol, and fast food in the immediate vicinity of a school could easily negate school food policies. Surrounding food outlets could also lower the effectiveness of health education in the classroom by setting a highly visible example that counters educational messages. The most pernicious one is arguably the location of liquor stores, which are more prevalent around schools with higher minorities and lower-income youth and these disparities may represent a kind of environmental injustice. There are fewer other differences by race and ethnicity, although Hispanic youth are particularly likely to be in schools that are surrounded by convenience stores, restaurants, or snack stores. This effect is independent and in addition to poverty (i.e., students eligible for free lunch or schools that are Title I eligible) or location (urban core, suburban, town, rural).