There is a dramatic increase in the number of children who are being affected by diabetes and obesity in America. Sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks should be taken out of the vending machines in schools and replaced with healthier choices to help stop this trend. Some may argue that taking out the options it is taking away a student’s right to choose what they will and will not eat. However, by taking out the sugary drinks healthy habits are encouraged, future diseases are avoided, and a healthier generation is brought up.
Do you have vending machines at your school? If you don't have vending machines at your school do you want vending machines? I think that schools should have vending machines. Here are some reasons why I think vending machines should be at school.
Do you think that there should be vending machines in middle school. I think there should be because kids would be more energized. Also the school would make more money off of it.
As I said, vending machines should be allowed at school. First it makes the school money. Vending machines should be allowed at school because they will make the school money so they can pay for field trips. The machines also should be allowed at school because the money they make will pay for any upgrades in supplies and even computers or iPads. The last reason is because the money could also provide
Yes, there should be soda machines and vending machines available to students at GMS. A couple reasons that I think that is because sometimes kids want things to drink other than water, milk, and juice. Kids also get hungry before lunch and after lunch close to the end of the school day, so they would have the opportunity to get a snack.
First of all, schools should have vending machines. If a child did not bring a snack he or she can buy one. Kids might not get as hungry in class. With the money used to buy the snacks the school could raise funds. For these reasons schools should have vending machines.
Vending machines should be allowed in every school. Most students do not eat school lunch; others cannot leave school campus to go get lunch. And many do not bring lunch from home. Throughout school I am not really hungry, but a snack here and there is good. Not all vending machines have to have unhealthy snacks in them. Another good reason to have vending machines in school is to help school profit. With the money a school makes in a vending machine, they could buy new school supplies. So much money can be made off vending machines. A big issue with having vending machines is that the high calorie snacks cause obesity. That is not true because not all snacks are unhealthy. Having vending machines give students the right to make the decision
Do you want a vending machine? Well it’s a terrible idea. Here are my reasons why the vending machine is a bad choice. Vending machines should not be allowed in school because student’s clothes can be stained by snacks, snacks will make students fat, and students may litter.
We should have vending and soda machines in the hall because some kids are poor and either don't get anything at home to eat or just get hungry fast because they got little to eat. Even if you are not pore you might have not had time to grab something to eat. And if you either don't get anything or you don't have anything and you don't like the cafeteria food you have nothing to eat for most of the day.
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The school's lunch food, while distastful, are simply not worth the money. Especially when there is an option to spend the money on a richer in flavor and healthier choice. To put it another way, the value of the food does not compare to the price required. [Adding Metacommentary]. Likewise, the vending machines were funded money to replace the foods with healthier choices. Which did not improve students' health but decreased the students' contribution. "A greater food selection does have a positive effect upon participation" (Marples and Spillman). In Marples and Spillman's study, 43% of the students rated the school lunches as poor and only 5% referred to the lunches as good. This percentage went up significantly when asked if they would participate in school lunches if quality changed. Nearly two-thirds of the students stated that if the lunches were to become tastier they would eat it more often. Therefore, the quality of foods has a significant input when it comes to student
To continue on in the article it gives the statement that I found to be true, “The sale of unhealthy high-calorie snacks and drinks in school vending machines undermines these efforts to ensure access to healthy
I have never been to a public school, but hearing stories from all my friends who come from public schools, a question popped into my head, “Wouldn’t it be nice to have some different rules or regulations in the lunchroom?” One way is to put up vending machines with fruit salads and vegetables with some side dressing. It could save the kids health, and help them think clearer while doing school work.
Such practices are a concern, in part, due to the out-of-control statistics regarding obesity in America’s youth. Commercial vending machines in the hallways of public schools promote the consumption of junk food in youth. Often this consumption ends in tooth decay, hyperactivity and childhood obesity. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control,
You may be familiar with recent regulation, which was initiated for the 2014-15 school year, where the United States Department of Agriculture enforced regulatory guidelines on food items sold in schools across the nation. Although there was previously a nutritional requirement for food in school, as Marion Nestle, a Professor of Nutrition at New York University, points out in her very influential article of the time, “this requirement [did] not apply to foods sold outside of school cafeterias in snack bars, school stores, or vending machines" (Nestle 308). Many proponents of the recent regulation are astonished that such regulation was not in place from the beginning. Unfortunately, this action was influenced by an ever-rising concern for the obesity rate in the US population, and not a desire to proactively encourage a healthy lifestyle.