We’re just talking about banning junk food within schools here. Not banning junk food from the face of the earth.
As I said, the kids can cross the street and go to 711 if they want junk.
However, when they need to grab something quick on a hungry impulse at school, they’ll grab something healthy. This might actually make them stop and think. “Huh, an apple. I should eat these more often. What’s that the say about an apple a day?”
Junk food is not only unhealthy but it is addictive. Taking it out of schools is not a ridiculous attack on the kids’ human rights and liberties. They can still eat it at home if they choose. The school is sending a good message.
People here will argue that some form of PE should be mandatory, so why not argue that selling those same kids chocolate bars right outside the gymnasium sends an inappropriate message.
Plus, this is happening in Canada where we have universal health care. Let’s not argue about the quality of that service, but instead face the fact that an ounce of prevention to keep the population healthy is a good thing - like not selling cigarettes to kids, seat belt laws, helmet laws, and so on.