We can't let the kids starve during school. If they get hungry, they need to eat something, and they can get it from vending machines! If they want sweets, let them get sweets. They will learn sooner or later that they are not good for you, but they are active enough to burn off the fats.
Vending machines can be used as a quick breakfast or recess snack for those who forgot. They can also help the school earn money for other things such as science lab, computer lab, and music. Vending machines offer a healthy, easy, and inexpensive snack for kids. Vending machines offer food for those who cant retrieve it at home.
Vending machines are great. They will give a child a food source to "power through the day." They don't nessecarilly have bad food all the time, either. A lot of snacks in vending machines are healthy, such as apples and grapes. Others have things such as trail mix that are good for children. It's a child's decision to eat junk or fruit anyway, so it is primarily a child's fault that this topic is even a thing.
Vending machines are very important to high school kid who don't eat and need snacks during school and never have anything the want to eat school so they wont be hungry and they need the food they need for the day and don't have lunch money . Because you need the food you need
by Kimberly Bearden
There is really no valid reason to take away vending machines from our schools. There is no reason a vending machine HAS to be filled with garbage they can just as easily be filled with fairly healthy choices like granola bars or 100 calorie packs or perhaps nuts and trail mixes. Just because it's a vending machine doesn't mean it has to be stuffed with candy and chips.
Schools should have vending machines because some people don't bring food to school and they come hungry and ask other people for their food or they just starve until they get home, but if there is vending machines they would never starve to death and stop eating other people's food.
It can have healthy snacks as well as unhealthy. And it doesn't cause obesity. What the child chooses can cause obesity. If a kid chooses m&m's over a fig it's the child's choice. And it's good if a student forgets their lunch and cannot purchase from lack of money, they can get something from the machine.
The questions is "Should schools have vending machines?" It doesn't specify what type. People just assume they are soda and candy machines, but what if they are not? Then does that change your opinion, probably. People claim "No, cause it makes them gain weight and it's not healthy!" If you consult an actual nutritionist, then you would know that for the proper metabolism a child needs to eat at least 5 small portions of food a day. A healthy breakfast, light snack (granola bar), healthy lunch, light snack (fruit), healthy dinner, and light snack (your choice). So where will our children get a light snack between breakfast and lunch? Some will say send something with your kid, or be prepared. This day and age who are we kidding? No one is every fully prepared and things don't always work out. I say, if it's healthy vending machines then go for it!
There will be a point in time that We all need to take responsibility for our decisions in life. Look at the control on vending machines in our school but not the cafeteria food they serve our children. At the school that my daughter attends, they serve Panda Express, Chick filet and pizza. Please tell me how that is better then what they serve in a vending machine!
If this question is directed mainly at school children in elementary school, then it's a no. If we're looking at students from the middle and high schools, then I feel it's alright to have vending machines.
Vending machines dispense snacks that allow students to have quick bites in between lessons. No student likes listening in class with an empty stomach; this will majorly affect their ability to concentrate in class, especially on days where school hours stretch well into the afternoon.
As for elementary school children, vending machines should not be installed in the school. At such a young age, the child's metabolism levels are still low, and the risk of him or her becoming obese is big. Not all vending machines dispense unhealthy foods, but a large majority of them still do.
No, schools should not have vending machines. We need our schools to provide healthy meal choices for our children. The snacks in vending machines are usually high calorie and filled with fats and sugar. Schools provide well balanced hot lunches for about the same price as a bag of chips from a vending machine. Families cannot afford to have their children eating out of vending machines. Putting vending machines in school is putting temptation in school for our kids – a poor choice on our part as adults.
I vote no because it makes people fat and unhealthy. If they want to have a vending machine they better learn how to work out! Eat salads with your soda. You can have healthy snacks in the vending machines. Us fat people will be tempted to get junk food so why have them if you want us to be healthy?
It wouldn't be fair to have vending machines in school because the children that don't have money to get vending food would feel left out and if a friend gave them money for vending foods they might not have the money they need and go after the kid who he has given the money to, so I would say no even if it would increase their weight because they would be able to go to get food anytime they wanted and that's not good for their health even if it healthy food or not .
Vending machines are for schools to make more money. Kids can bring their own healthy snacks instead of sugary, or high in calorie foods. If kids get hungry at school they should bring healthier snacks like granola bars. Schools should have hot lunches with a little bit of nutrition from each category.
People should have the right to eat what they want. The government should not be able to control what is available at our schools because some people might not have access to that kind of food at home and rely on schools to get it from there. WE ARE UNITED!
Children could buy snacks before school and eat during class. Not paying attention to the teacher because they would be concentrating on trying not to be seen, they wouldn't learn anything at school. The point of school is to LEARN not EAT. Plus, it is unhealthy and they could get overweight.
When it comes to vending machines it can be a big debate. Children get hungry during the day, of course, but when a child has the option to go and buy whatever they can they buy the things with the most sugar. Pop machines in school too should be banned. I don't think that even if schools changed the products in the machines that it would change anything but what the children buy. They would then find the next sugar filled item they can!
We don't take money every day to school the governor should not tell us what to eat and what not to eat and is not fair we should have a snack once in a while it will also save the school with one vending machine we collect money for text books
Some kids does not obey their parents and always buy soft drinks,because the parent is not there to control the kids . The kids might get addicted to the drink and always buy it when you don't know and if you ask them where hey spend the money,they will tell you that they spent it on something else and you do not know.
Kid don't have the will power to not get a snack all week. Many kids die of obeasity . Face it name your kid lied to you at least once in there life. They waste all there money they save allowance and spare change just to get a snack. Plus its to much money just for a tiny bag of skittles.