Banning Soda and Junk food at Schools




View Poll Results :should we ban soda and junkfood from schools?
yes 10 45.45%
no 9 40.91%
not sure 0 0%
who cares 3 13.64%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

 
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Boots
 
May 28th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: Banning Soda and Junk food at Schools


In connecticut, the state government passed a bill banning soda and junk food from all public schools. The Govenor says she may not sign it siting she thinks the decision on a ban on soda and junk food should be left up to the individual school districts.

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So should we ban soda and junkfood from schools?
May 28th, 2005  
hicks
 
It's a little extreme....

If they are blamming the junk food in schools for kids being fat, they are morons.

It's the parents' fault.
May 28th, 2005  
FutureDevilDog
 
 
I think its more then just the parents fault. Some of it is genetic. If your whole familiy is overweight and then there really is no way around being overweight as a child. By the way voted"no".
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May 28th, 2005  
hicks
 
I think the genetics thing is an excuse.

Anybody can be healthy and normal weight if they try hard enough.
May 28th, 2005  
FutureDevilDog
 
 
Your probably right. By the way I hope no one got the impression that I'm overweight, cause I'm not. Not that there's anything wrong with being overweight.
May 28th, 2005  
webs
 
 
definaty bann, our U.S. citizens are getting so fat its gross. i personally stay away from the junk and go to the gym 3 days a eek now, but in the summer i will go 6 days a week and bike 3 miles to the gym.
May 28th, 2005  
behemoth79
 
 
i think junk food should defenitly be banned. not only is it making kids fatter, but ive noticed that every year the freshmen at my highschool have been getting shorter as well. i blame it on the hot cheetos and coke... and coca cola. There are much better alternatives than the crap being served in public schools nowadays. my school district is already going to get rid of the soda machines on campus starting next school year i believe.
May 28th, 2005  
AlexKall
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by hicks
I think the genetics thing is an excuse.

Anybody can be healthy and normal weight if they try hard enough.
It has been siencificly proven that there is a gene defekt that can cause weight problems.

I think its a good thing, its not just about being over weight its about diabetes, alot of sugger and juck food mixed togather increases the chance of getting diabetes ten fold!

Diabetes is a serious desease, its not a wolk on roses.
May 28th, 2005  
rotc boy
 
 
i voted no because i buy junk food and soda from the machines nearly everyday and im not fat. as long as you do enough exercise to kinda even it out you're fine. the fat people just dont do that though...
May 28th, 2005  
hicks
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexKall
It has been siencificly proven that there is a gene defekt that can cause weight problems.
And it's also scientifically proven that when you diet, regardless of "genetic" excuses, you will lose weight.

No matter what, if you burn more calories than you take in, you will lose weight.