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Vending Machines in Schools

Discussion in 'Education Policies' started by zerorelations, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. zerorelations

    zerorelations Well-Known Member

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    You always hear on the news how teens are getting more and more obese. Well, do you think that most of the schools really need Candy and Coke machines available to these kids? Do you think having these vending machines available is whats making these kids more obese?
     
  2. MarkVI

    MarkVI Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps they did, but recently Coke and Candy vending machines have been dissappearing from campuses.
    From my high school experience, '01-'05, Coke and other soda machines have been gradually replaced by items like Snapple, or other juice drinks that are hopefully healthy.
    I've also noticed that the replacement machines' beverages are still attached to the parent companies such as Coke or Pepsi in their ownership.

    Fattening and other various unhealthy foods are readily avaliable. Also, with video games and the internet, physical activity isn't as prominent as it used to be.

    I see it as being various factors contributing to the health of today's children.
     
  3. saggyjones

    saggyjones Well-Known Member

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    I have a solution for the obesity problem: STOP EATING!!! Even better is parents feeding their kids healthy meals from birth and not spoiling them, at least in the food department. By instilling health values into kids, parents can know their children will make healthier choices at school. Even if they don't, if the kids eat healthy at home a soda every day isn't going to hurt them.
     
  4. USMC the Almighty

    USMC the Almighty Well-Known Member

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    Or better yet, Saggy, get them up at 5:30 in the morning to go for a 3-5 mile run. Worked for me.

    Yeah, my dad was in the Corps...
     
  5. MarkVI

    MarkVI Well-Known Member

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    Right you are, I wish I had the motivation and stamina to be up at 5:30 and run a few miles.
    Kids these days need to be more active, that's what it basically comes down to.
     
  6. USMC the Almighty

    USMC the Almighty Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you just need to get into a routine. I don't do it any more, but it did it everyday throughout my Middle and High School years.

    I do most of my PTing at a more decent hour these days.
     
  7. Grounded

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    I can't even wake up at 5:30...
     
  8. USMC the Almighty

    USMC the Almighty Well-Known Member

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    Mind over matter.

    That's what my Dad would tell me anytime I complained about getting up, stuying, working out, etc.
     
  9. Koios

    Koios Well-Known Member

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    Great point. Just look at everything Coca Cola owns (just for the letter A):
    Click here for the rest of the "ABC"s.



    I couldn't find the same thing for Pepsi but here is something similar:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:PepsiCo_brands
     
  10. saggyjones

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    lol I don't think I could do that.

    I agree.
     
  11. USMC the Almighty

    USMC the Almighty Well-Known Member

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    If you grew up with my dad, you certainly would learn...
     
  12. Eternal

    Eternal Well-Known Member

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    HighVoltage123 Active Member

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    is that something bad :D ?
     
  14. davidjoshua00

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    Well, that is a really good a vending machine in school. By the way kind of vending machine can be suit in school. Well, I think it can be good in some student snack vending machine.
     
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    dahermit Well-Known Member

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    Inasmuch as children are entering their teen years already obese, the vending machines are not the root cause of the problem.
     
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