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Junk Food in Schools pt. 2

Should junk food be served in schools? What do you think? Here are some pros and cons to consider.
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Cedar Thomas

on 24 January 2013

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Transcript of Junk Food in Schools pt. 2

Should junk food be served in schools? Cedar Thomas and Paige Pinneke So, what do you think? Schools use money from selling junk food and soda to pay for student activities, but kids are growing unhealthy because of lack of exercise and increase of junk food.
Should schools be allowed to serve junk food? Pros to Junk Food In Schools Cons to Junk Food In Schools Many schools make a good portion of their profit from selling junk food. If they can no longer serve junk food they will have to set up more fundraisers to make up for the money that they will lose (Ryman, Anne. "Schools Get Big Bucks in Soda Deals").
Schools have been faced with the problem of expenses going up, but funding going down. The sale of soft drinks helps schools get money. Depending on the contract, schools get around half the profits for every can of soda that is sold. Much of this money goes towards student-activities (Ryman, Anne. "Schools Get Big Bucks in Soda Deals"). One of the biggest problems is that the foods that taste good and kids think they're supposed to eat are the most unhealthy. These habits often transfer to when they are adults. So things like chicken nuggets that are often geared towards kids have high amount of salt grease and fat. But foods that aren't as enjoyable like lean meats vegtables and fruits are much healthier but are geared towards adults. But that is it's to late to change eating habits. So if you encourage these habits in school where you learn about what to eat it is encouraging people to eat unhealthy food. Pros to Junk Food In Schools Pros to Junk Food In Schools Cons to Junk Food In Schools Cons to Junk Food In Schools Some say that schools should not have to worry about the health of their students, but they should focus on academics (PRO/CON VIEW).
Ideally schools would be able to focus on purely academic things and leave the other things to families (PRO/CON VIEW). Many students think soft drinks should be sold in schools. They think it helps with fundraisers and kids like it (Ryman, Anne. "Schools Get Big Bucks in Soda Deals").
Soft drinks bring in a good amount of revenue for schools. Without soft drink sales schools could lose a considerable amount of money each year. This could mean they would have to cut student-activities (Ryman, Anne. "Schools Get Big Bucks in Soda Deals.").
Some companies are beginning to make guidelines for schools that sell their beverages. These guidelines include not selling to elementary school students and encouraging water and other drinks like juices and sports drinks (Ryman, Anne. "Schools Get Big Bucks in Soda Deals."). Cedar Thomas Cedar Thomas Cedar Thomas Paige Pinneke Paige Pinneke Paige Pinneke Most of the time companies will make kids packaging fun and colorful well adults are boring. This makes kids want to eat the "fun food instead of the healthy alternative. This encourages An unheathly life style. Kids are encouraged to buy the vending machine snacks to help pay for school. The food in vending machines are all junk food and consist of sugar salt and fat. So when you encourage kids to buy this food you encourage them to eat junk food.
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