Just wanted to go off on a mini rant here, get some conversation stirred here. Wondered if any of the T-Parents have witnessed the same things as I have.
I am an Athletic Training major and in my internship at a local high school I work under a Head Athletic Trainer to earn my experience hours. In a recent discussion protein supplements came up.
In the county I am interning in, protein supplements and protein bars are banned from campuses. They cannot be consumed by students on campus. Shakes OR bars.
I asked him about this, as I noticed that students CAN bring in chips and other snacks as well as purchase these and sodas from the vending machines.
His reply was that a protein shake is designed to add more protein to the diet. It is a supplement. This compared to chips which are merely a snack.
Has anyone else seen this problem at their schools? Kids can't even bring in a protein bar but the can get a Snickers from the vending machine!?
I asked why a protein shake can't be a snack, and he said "because its a supplement".
Hello? They are all food here?!