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  • Obesity is bad.

    Yes, schools should ban junk food. I say this because first of all, our country has the highest rate of obesity, and second of all 60 million (20% of the population) are obese or overweight. That is really bad not just for our country, but also for our entire world.

  • Yes it should.

    Junk food should be banned because it can make you fat and you can get sick from it and it is the worst when you get sick. And if you hate going to the dentist it can cause lots and lots and lots of holes in your teeth it is the worst.

  • Supersized sugary shenanigans!

    Enormous chocolate muffins, fried chicken burgers, dim sims, pizzas, meat pies; can you believe that these calorie-high, sugar-rich foods are still on sale to our children in the Obese Century? With one in three Australian children obese and two thirds overweight, the normalisation of selling of junk food to minors on a daily basis should be considered child abuse. Kids are growing up these days believing this stuff is food! Where are the 5 food groups? This is the first generation in which their life expectancy is actually decreasing due to high levels of cardiovascular disease and diabetes due to obesity. Seriously people, ban junk food from schools and educate our kids about nutritious foods before it’s too late!

  • Junk food is bad

    Junk food can lead to obesity Australia is the second fattest country in the world closely following America. If we continue this way of living we will die at earlier and earlier until we are to young to even repopulate and the human population will stop existing. There is over 300 000 people dieing from fatty foods

  • Students learning is going to waste!

    Students/children need to start their day healthy rather than starting a day with junk food. Eating lots of sugary foods makes students less able to pay attention in class or performing well on exams and test. Students can have mood swings and it will effect the students around the world.

  • Junk food is killing you slowly............

    Eating junk foods, as a young age is a bad habit, it leads to lifetime health consequences, statistics have shown that sixty million adults are obese or overweight. School is where children spend most of their time therefore school should be a place where children learn to eat healthy foods, by the year 2050, the rate of obesity in the U.S. Is expected to reach 42 percent, according to researchers at Harvard University, wow that is insane! Do we need more obese children or adults in this world???

  • Supersized sugary shenanigans!

    Enormous chocolate muffins, fried chicken burgers, dim sims, pizzas, meat pies; can you believe that these calorie-high, sugar-rich foods are still on sale to our children in the Obese Century? With one in three Australian children obese and two thirds overweight, the normalisation of selling of junk food to minors on a daily basis should be considered child abuse. Kids are growing up these days believing this stuff is food! Where are the 5 food groups? This is the first generation in which their life expectancy is actually decreasing due to high levels of cardiovascular disease and diabetes due to obesity. Seriously people, ban junk food from schools and educate our kids about nutritious foods before it’s too late!

  • Junk food is a killer!!

    Obesity levels among Australian children were raising rapidly, putting the children risk of a serious conditions like heart disease. Junk food is the most reason that the children are getting more overweigh. The canteen managers and owners may think that they can’t make profit by selling healthy food but the fact is healthy food is profitable.

    Posted by: luul
  • Ban junk food.

    Schools are where students learn new things and basically how to live better. By banning junk food they will start to eat healthy foods and avoid things that are bad for them that lead to obesity and a thousand other diseases and problems.

  • You can die from junk

    Junk food is food that is calorie-dense and nutrient poor. In recent decades, junk food, fast food and convenience food consumption in the United States have increased dramatically, with 25 percent of people now consuming predominantly junk food diets. This trend has occurred concurrently with rising epidemics of numerous chronic diseases and accounts for a long list of reasons why eating junk food is bad.
    Junk food plays a major role in the obesity epidemic. By the year 2050, the rate of obesity in the U.S. Is expected to reach 42 percent, according to researchers at Harvard University. Children who eat fast food as a regular part of their diets consume more fat, carbohydrates and processed sugar and less fiber than those who do not eat fast food regularly. Junk food in these children's diets accounts for 187 extra calories per day, leading to 6 additional pounds of weight gain per year. Obesity increases your risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and many other chronic health conditions.

  • Kids would be sad zombies.

    No,schools should not ban junk food! I say no because think about the kids who love junk food. They would hate that and be sad and you would not want that would you? Also, junk food has sugar in it and without sugar they will be zombies every single day. So no!

  • I wouldn't go to school anymore.

    At school, I like getting candy for school parties. In my school we only get sweets for special occasions, so we don't get sweets very often. If we get rid of candy in schools, people will stop buying lunch that the school gives them. If that happens to our school, I won't go to my school, I'm not going there any more.

  • They're gonna bring it anyway

    By banning junk food you're just making kids more sneaky, because nobody's going to give up junk food. I mean what are they going to do, check everyone's lunch everyday to make sure it's all healthy food? That would consume so much time, why don't you just cut it down and let the kids eat what they want at lunch, but they have to have a healthy snack in the morning like most public & high schools do, but then again were in high school you're not going to control our decisions for much longer let alone what we eat. Most teenagers smoke weed, and it's illegal, but it doesn't stop them because most feel like it doesn't affect them, neither does junk food, so in the end, you can't change what we consume.

  • It will cause more harm than good!

    You shouldn't ban junk food for many reasons. First of all the school district will lose money, not a lot of money, but right now schools need that money. Secondly, students need to learn how to make their own choices. One day we will become adults and this is preparing us for the choices we have to make when we are older. Right now Michelle Obama is already promoting a good program. Also, with all of the exercise kids do now with all of the team sports, a little junk food won't hurt.

  • No, people should make their own decisions about what they eat.

    We have been told what to do and how we should do it all of our lives. It should be our decision as to being obese or not. No one should be allowed to make that decision for us. If you are going to take junk food off of the school menu, at least give them the option to buy it out of vending machines. Who cares what others think of what they choose to eat?

  • Students need to limit themselves.

    I am an opponent of banning all junk foods from school. It's true that junk food is very bad for your health, but I think it's part of the learning process. Students need to learn how to limit themselves; they need to understand what is too much, and what is okay. School is a very good place to teach students this because that's what a school is for, it's for learning! So that's why I am an opponent of banning junk food in school.

  • No junk food should not be banned from schools

    No, junk food should not be banned from schools. Junk food can raise money.
    Junk food in vending machines is a good way for school to raise money. Lots of kids gets junk foods from a vending machine, and the food usually costs about $0.50-$2.00 which can help raise money for new furniture, school supplies, or even a class trip. If you get about 20.00 dollars a day, that would help to raise about $200 in about 2 weeks. That money can be split in three equal amounts so each amount of money would go to each cause, new furniture, school supplies, or a class trip. With this money, you can buy new furniture like desks, tables, paint, or even just a new window. You also can buy new school supplies for the kids who cannot afford pencils, rulers, glue, or even a backpack which would make life easier for the parents and the kids! Last but not least, you could pay for a class trip to an education place like a science museum, or even a fun place like sports center.

  • It is a good reward.

    No, schools should not ban junk food because when you are good in school you get rewarded with little candies, and that encourages you to do better in school I know it does to me! We tallied up votes from 3rd, 4th,and 5th grade parents and 80% of them voted "NO" to banning junk food. To me it is more important what the parents say, because it is their child. If your parent does not want you to have junk food then your parent can send a note and you can just get stickers! That is my opinion.

  • Kids love junk food.

    Thousands of kids love junk food, but some do not. If you ban junk food, kids may fall asleep during class. The caffeine in junk food and energy drinks will wake the kids up furring class. Yes, kids are crazy, but they can pay attention so that they can pass their tests. That is my opinion, and it is from a ten year old girl. DON'T TAKE OUR CANDY AWAY!

  • Noooooooooooo cause i like junk food too

    No cause all the kids love junk food but the other schools don't let them eat junk food!!! But the others like apple schools won't let the kids eat junk food that just stupid and some of the teachers go outside to check the kids if they are eating junk food


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Anonymous says2013-03-19T19:02:58.523
they have the choice to be fat or skinny its thier choice to make
Anonymous says2013-05-06T14:31:09.017
Yes i think schools should ban fast food because if they don't there will be more kids in the US who depend on fast food.
Anonymous says2013-05-13T16:48:38.100
If we don't have the choice to buy it we won't know when to stop.