• Kids can't starve!

    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.

  • They can have healthy snacks!

    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.

  • Yes we should

    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

  • Vending machines can be healthy

    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.

  • Why Not?

    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.

  • Yes

    Schools should be allowed to still have vending machines available for the kids. Depending on what time their lunch periods are, they should be able to make a quick purchase of a snack or drink from a machine aside from eating lunch. Do these vending machines need to have awful choices in them? No, they do not. They can put healthier, whole grain snacks in these machines without taking them away from schools.

  • Give the Students Choices.

    Vending machines are perfectly fine in school. Sometimes kids just need a snack or something to drink outside of their regular lunch. Does this mean the machines should be filled with unhealthy foods? No. But they should be allowed. There is nothing wrong with giving students choices about what they will consume.

  • Money for schools

    Why not? If you are concerned about unhealthy snacks, then provide healthy snacks. Vending machines make 30,000 dollars per year. Also, 3 out of 5 teachers say kids don't focus because they aren't eating enough food. So go ahead get vending machines. Even if it's not healthy kids will burn off the fat at recess.

  • Why cant we

    What if the kid found a dollar on the road, or earned 75 cents for cleaning his room? He cant buy lunch with 75 cents but he can buy a snack out of the vending machine to hold him over and get him through the day. Tons of students are hungry by the end of the day and so having vending machines can get the school more money and have happier kids.

  • I think schools should have vending machines.

    We should get them because both adults and kids would have a bunch of healthy choices. For example, if a teacher is walking down the hall and is hungry they can grab a snack from the vending machine. So that is why I think schools should have vending machines. Kids will love it.

  • No - Kids Do Not Need High Calorie Snacks

    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.

  • It's not fair.

    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 .

  • It's very unhealthy.

    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.

    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!

  • I vote no

    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?

  • To rasie money

    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

  • Kids may NOT get a good education

    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.

  • Options aren't aways a good thing!

    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!

  • Vending machines are causing a lot more trouble than they're worth

    With vending machines the problems are endless. I know that some people think that its the parent, not the vending machines causing obesity, but that's honestly not true. Another problem is allergies. Kids can have severe allergen attacks or even die from the food in vending machines. These machines are not safe for children and they can cause trouble for future generations.

  • Think of the long-term health benefits!

    Vending machines are damaging, because the food they sell release their energy quickly. Eating healthily during the day (not eating from a vending machine) promotes brain activity, helps give a good body image, educates of a healthy lifestyle, teaches self-control and more. In the end, all of this adds to long-term happiness. It's the school's responsibility to provide enough healthy food for the kids. Having vending machines means that kids can pay for whatever they want, as much as they want.

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Anonymous says2013-03-07T19:15:32.460
I hope yes wins for VENDIE machines
Anonymous says2013-03-07T19:17:42.910
Vote yes for VENDIE machines because you don't know what is in it maybe healthier snacks like granola bars dried fruit water or maybe fresh fruit
Anonymous says2013-03-21T17:21:47.940
I think vending machines that are unhealthy are bad but ones can be good for you are great!
Anonymous says2013-03-26T17:02:17.730
as a fellow sudent it will help them fund raise and stay awake in school because of the sugar.
Anonymous says2013-04-16T19:36:58.270
I think it improves the choices made by young adults
thatgayguy says2013-05-23T18:33:06.490
I think that schools with vending machines tend to have more "awake" students. So instead of students sleeping, students will be awake and will be able to concentrate. Students just need a limited amount of snacks that can be taken each year. If they didn't, then yes, health concerns will come. With limited amounts taken per week, students won't have any of those health concerns. Yay!
Cupcutie245 says2014-06-12T16:23:58.910
School should have snack machines if middle schools can elementary can!!!