With the rise of childhood obesity and its associated diseases like diabetes, I can’t say that I find anything wrong with banning junk food in schools.
Yay bored trophy wives! I hope they get somewhere with this.
Solely blaming junk food on obesity is bullshit.
A major contributor to obesity is inactivity. Schools cutting out physical education classes.
When I was in grade school, I ate a shitload of junk food.
BUT I also participated in P.E. class and played a lot of freeze tag at recess(just one of the many activities).
I didn’t say that junk food alone causes obesity. I certainly agree that kids need more exercise and activity in their lives.
From the ages of 6-15 I moved several times and lived in a city, a small neighborhood, and a very rural area. I did everything from riding my bike everywhere, playing softball, riding horses, or just playing tag in the back yard.
My mom limited computer game time to 30 minutes a day. I thought that was pretty unfair at the time but looking back on it, I’m really glad I was an active healthy kid.
It makes me sick to see overweight 4 and 5 year olds and know that they are just going to continue to become more and more obese as they get older.
I think anything that can be done to help kids live a healthier lifestyle is a step in the right direction.