Sign Up For Free Newsletter Kids, Soda, and Obesity At a time when more kids are overweight and obese than ever, why are soft drinks more popular than ever? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a result, he said, schools had to come up with creative ways to bring in cash.
Clubs and organizations need to raise money throughout the school year for equipment, educational trips, and uniforms. If it pays the bills the bloated salaries of many teachers and administrators then why the hell not? Because the profit on soft drinks is so high, major companies routinely offer school districts large sums of money for these contracts.
While many schools already have made improvements in their lunch menus and vending machine choices, others still are selling high-fat, high-calorie foods. This copyrighted material may not be published without permissions.
Nearly 30 percent of Canadian children are considered to be obese. A final rule could be in place as soon as the school year. Twix bars have given way to cereal bars. Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Following the growing call for reform the country's soft drink industry is voluntarily offering to remove all carbonated drinks from elementary and junior high schools beginning in September, The Associated Press contributed to this report. Standing up to Big Soda It remains to be seen how the soda ban will play out and what will happen in the nation's high schools.
The companies, in turn, got a chance to build brand loyalty among young customers. The policy does not apply to secondary schools.
The pound girl lost nine pounds in several weeks simply by switching from soda to water and milk. Alliance for a Healthier Generation: A lot more than lunch money. Schools are supposed to be there to EDUCATE, not meet other agendas like making some extra cash peddling garbage which ANY semi-intelligent person, or supposed nutrition-conscious consumer sees as an early start of a life rife with a multitude of health problems which are likely to cost the general population much, much more at a later time in terms of health problems which most people cannot afford anyways, WAKE UP PEOPLE, look at the obesity rates for this country.
For its part, the dietetic association maintained it has a strict editorial policy free of industry influence, and soon after the fact sheet's publication, it was removed from the ADA's online materials. Should we punish the kids? Elementary and middle schools could sell only water, low-fat milk or percent fruit or vegetable juice.
Soda, Schools and Money Article reprinted from Pure Facts February Many school administrators believe that sacrificing student health is the price they must pay for the lucrative grants they receive from the cola giants. In an article titled "School is no place to sell pop" the Montreal Gazette notes, "No one is disputing the right of soft-drink manufacturers to sell their products.
Major beverage companies have already agreed to take the most caloric sodas out of schools. A green light has been given for the sweet intruder's return.I strongly believe that school should not sell chips, candies, and sugary drinks.
I know that schools are raising money, but why sell junks? Replace chips with baked potatoes, replace candies with dried fruits and cereal bar, replace sugary drinks with fruit cups. Kids, Soda, and Obesity As reported in The Lancet, each daily serving of a sugary drink appears to raise the risk of obesity by 60 percent.
The growing political movement against soft drinks in schools. Journal of the American Medical Association (17): Jun 27, · High-calorie sports drinks and candy bars will be removed from school vending machines and cafeteria lines as soon as next year, replaced with diet drinks.
High school lesson plan on the issues surrounding soft drink sales in schools. Ask students if soft drinks should be available at school. proposals that tax soft drink sales to raise money.
Sep 12, · Each school year across the nation, students peddle products from candy bars to wrapping paper to raise money for their schools.
The schools should raise money by selling candy and sugary soft drinks to students because school have their have own expenses it is very difficult for school to bear those expenses.Download