Remove Junk Food Instead Of The 10 Commandments

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Should our kids have junk food at school

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  2. No

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  3. I don't care

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  1. JOKER96BRAVO
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    Tide of Child Obesity Rising in Rural U.S.

    I'm not a religious man, but I would rather see junk food removed
    from the school system than the word "God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.
    I can teach my kids whatever religion I follow, or support (almost) any
    religion they choose. Anyone else think we should remove
    junk food from schools???
     
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    I cannot see how the inclusion of junk food helps them learn anything at all other than the clear message that Advertising and money are more important than the health and education of the children in their care.
     
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    It's kind of ironic to have health classes and junk food huh?
     
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    of the two " I don't care" votes we have....

    Any reason why?
     
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    I voted for keeping junk food in schools....simply because I believe in individual responsibility. The government does too much "protecting us from ourselves" types of things (in my opinion).
     
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    Are children at the grade school level old enough to be
    "responsable" for the type of food that is available to them?

    Most kids (to include teenagers) don't care about long term effects or
    being fat untill it's to late.
     
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    I would think that parents have some say in how much money a grade school kid brings to school and how it is spent. I suspect that vending machines are the biggest venue for obtaining "junk food". I am not sure of this because I have not been to grade school in a very, very long time.
     
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    You would be correct about the vending machines,
    but snacks of all fatty sorts are also available in the lunch rooms now.
    A kid with $2.00 could easily buy a slice of pizza and a soda instead
    of the healthy lunch mom and dad intended to pay for.
     
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    Doesn't matter about the 'menu' if the kids won't eat the lunch, there is no matter how 'healthy.' Most grammar school kids do not like a bunch of vegetables or strange meats that make up the bulk of 'healthy' lunches. Better to give them home lunches, even with fritos or ho ho's in them.

    On the high school level many kids are into health, including vegetarianism. Then again, many are not. If not, take away what you will, they will find a way to get what they want, one way or the other.
     
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    HS kids are likely able to leave campus in order to buy whatever food they wish.

    However establishing healthy eating habits can more easily be done through education at the Elementary level. Teaching somebody about healthy food while serving them junk is not the best way to teach anything other than the fundamental attitude "do as we say, not what we exemplify."
     

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