Should junk food be banned in schools?
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I will be taking the side of that junk food should be banned in schools.
Children need nutrition, not junk food.
"Some people would prefer junk food to healthy food because it's food they like to eat most."
And some people for this reason are obese, which is not and never will be okay.
Children need to be feel a heath well balanced diet in order to proper stimulate growth mentally as well as physically. To much sugars and fats slow down the body's metabolism leading to lethargic uninterested children. Children should learn to eat healthier when they are young. Since the school has the authority of the children, they have the responsibility to make sure the children are eating right at school. At home, the parents should make sure the children are eating right at home. There are high numbers of obese kids, and by allowing junk food in schools is just going to make it even worse.
"I'm sure lots of students, including myself, wouldn't want to be eating healthy food all day long"
It wouldn't be all day long, obviously. We are talking about school hours. When a student is in school, the parents cannot oversee the meals of their child. The school must take care that he/she is provided with healthy and nutritional food, so that the parents can be assured that their child is being taken care of. The chemicals in junk food react with the brain, which obviously affects a child's ability to pay attention, remember, and of course learn. It would have a dramatic effect on children's behavior causing problems such as aggressiveness and defiance. To be injusting that during school wouldn't be very smart, would it? Now I'm not saying a child shouldn't have a junk food at all, but not at school. Like I previously stated, the parents would not be seeing the food that their child digests at school. At home, it is the parents decision to give junkfood, which in my opinion, shouldn't be often. When the school has responsibility over the child, it is their responsibility to make sure it is getting all the nutritients they need. Same with at home.
monaa.cx forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by Lumberjay85 1 year ago
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