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  • I think that it’s about time that we all come together and ban junk food from all public schools in America.



    I think that it’s about time that we all come together and
    ban junk food from all public schools in America. The problem of obesity in America has gotten
    out of hand. The only way we can really
    begin to deal with this problem is to begin changing people’s eating habits at
    an early age.


  • Students/pupils lack knowledge about what is healthy

    Young people are unaware of the consequences.

    'You are human, you control what you eat most of the time.
    Having the junk food with the healthy food is supposed to teach the students a lesson in healthy eating, everything in moderation.'

    I never heard of school teaching students what is healthy and why, what is unhealthy and why. Heavens know when somebody suggests something might be unhealthy, the mass will run him down for being a conspiracy theorist, ignorant and what not.

    Schools should teach by example, brook no argument and ban the junk.

  • Yes, except for a dessert treat.

    Junk food should not be sold in public schools, although that may be open to definition. There should be some dessert choices in the cafeteria, for instance, even though some might classify that as junk food. But there should not be any candy or potato chips or sodas in vending machines for purchase later.

  • Junk food should be banned everywhere

    Why would we have junk food in schools? It does. To provide any positive benefits to children.

    Junk food has chemicals which make it harder for kids to concentrate, remember and learn. Our kids would do a lot better if there was no junk food in school.

    These chemicals can also cause problems with hyperactivity behaviour, aggression and defiance.

  • The availability of junk food in public schools encourages bad nutritional habits.

    Obesity is a growing epidemic in school aged children. The availability of junk food in public schools conveys the message that junk food is okay. Instead, junk food should be removed from schools and healthier options should be introduced so that children can begin to develop the mentality early that being on the go does not mean that one must eat in an unhealthy manner.

  • Yes they should

    Because food Allowed Junk food should not be banned because if kids want to eat junk food they can. Students are provided a lunch and possibly even a breakfast and should not be hungry. It is essentially unnecessary. The parents decide what the children eat, Not the principle! The principle is not the parent of the children. If parents ok it and let the kids have it in. Schools should teach by example and only provide foods that are nutritious and healthy. That is why we should have junk food. For people to stay healthy.

  • Yes, junk food should not be in school.

    Yes it is fine to have a small dessert after lunch in the cafeteria, but that is different from snacking on junk foods in between meals and between classes or instead of a meal. So there should be no vending machines selling chips and candy and soda and other junk foods.

  • Healthier Foods Part of Learning Process

    Healthier foods in schools should be part of the learning process for students. Junk food doesn't help whatsoever. If kids want junk food, then Mom or Dad should put candy bars in their backpacks for a quick snack in the afternoon. Junk food doesn't belong in our educational process even though bad food is cheaper.

  • Junk food should be banned from public schools.

    It is important to teach kids the importance of having a healthy diet. Schools should teach by example and only provide foods that are nutritious and healthy. Letting kids buy junk foods in school would set a bad example and it would lead them on a path towards obesity and disease.

  • Students Aren't At School To Eat

    I believe it would be fine to ban junk food from public schools. Students do not attend to school to eat food. Students are provided a lunch and possibly even a breakfast and should not be hungry. It is essentially unnecessary to have junk food at schools, so banning them shouldn't make a big difference.

  • Please don't :(

    Instead of banning junk food I think they should just improve the overall lunch. I skip out on lunch mostly and get a bag of chips and a small bowl of salad because most of the time the lunch is disgusting. I don't even think they use real chicken :v it surely doesn't taste like it. Besides what if I want to bring a lunch? The teacher's gonna take my oreos? I don't think they should be banned from school. I just think it's up to the kids and parents to make sure the child eats a BALANCED meal.

    Lunchables carry a candy bar regardless of the size and that's considered junk food. I don't see anyone complaining about that.

  • No, it's too risking

    By banning junk food, schools are just making kids more and more sneaky. They might try to bring it to school and shove it in their mouths while no one is looking, and if schools DON'T ban it, kids would most likely have to eat their snacks in private rooms.

  • Eating is a choice

    Schools are playing an increasingly formative role, in the sense that they’re being tasked with not only knowledge transfer, but also the creation of behaviors and placing emphasis on teaching students how to apply their knowledge. Given this expanded mandate, the schools are not only obliged to therefore offer choices that would go hand in hand with healthier behavior, but also the perfect pressure point for lawmakers to go about introducing healthier lifestyles. The simple reason is that our kids are increasingly looking not to their parents, but schools and the environments they provide, for advice on how to live their lives. They are also the traditional environments for youth to continuously invent and reinvent themselves and therefore hold immense potential for behavior modification. Never before has school been so central to a child’s personal and social education. According to a study conducted by the University of Michigan, American children and teenagers spend in school about 32.5 hours per week homework a week – 7.5 hours more, than 20 years ago. School curricula now cover topics such as personal finance, sex and relationships and citizenship. A precedent for teaching pupils about living well and living responsibly has already been established. Some schools, under national health programs, have given out free milk and fruit to try and make sure that children get enough calcium and vitamins, in case they are not getting enough at home. While we are seeing various nutritional and health food curricula cropping up, revamping the school lunch is proving to be a more challenging task. “Limited resources and budget cuts hamper schools from offering both healthful, good-tasting alternatives and physical education programs,“ says Sanchez-Vaznaugh, a San Francisco State University researcher.
    With expert groups such as the Obesity Society urging policy makers to take into account the complex nature of the obesity epidemic, especially the interplay of biological and social factors that lead to individuals developing the disease, it has become time for governments to urge schools to put their education into practice and give students an environment that allows them to make the healthy choices they learn about in class.

  • No it should not be banned!

    I think kids should get as much junk food as they want, they will just get mad and throw things at teachers if they don't and destroy the school and take over the world. If they take over the world they will destroy schools and not eat healthy and die from no greens.

  • No it should not be banned!

    I think kids should get as much junk food as they want, they will just get mad and throw things at teachers if they don't and destroy the school and take over the world. If they take over the world they will destroy schools and not eat healthy and die from no greens.

  • Sure you get fat but you can eat it once and a while.

    Also if you don't have healthy food you will have to eat junk food and you can still eat it if you eat it once and a while. Kids can eat junk food after dinner. So if you eat dessert you are eating junk food to. So you can eat junk food.

  • You are human, you control what you eat most of the time

    Having the junk food with the healthy food is supposed to teach the students a lesson in healthy eating, everything in moderation. Sure junk food tends to have more fat and sugars than say bananas, but if you eat only bananas, you miss out on some nutrients, same goes for an all junk food diet. Teachers, administration and lunch ladies should be educating students about healthy eating at school.

  • Desserts are the best thing ever

    I have desserts and I am the most athletic kid in my grade. I play football, baseball, basketball and soccer. You need to attack the main idea. The kids don't get enough exercise. My gym class is 45 minutes. Kids in elementary school have 30 minute class. They need to get more active and the gym teacher has to make the kids participate.

  • Junk Food Allowed

    Junk food should not be banned because if kids want to eat junk food they can. The parents decide what the children eat, Not the principle! The principle is not the parent of the children. If parents ok it and let the kids have it in moderation it is ok. Just because a kid eats some junk food doesn't mean they will get chunky fat.


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