Should junk food be banned from schools?
In recent years, schools have started to put forth an effort to be a cleaner, healthier environment. A big topic that has been up in the air recently is if schools should ban selling junk food. This would mean that vending machines would be completely gone or only have healthier alternatives like fruit for example. This would also most likely mean that ala cart options would be significantly decreased.
In recent years, childhood obesity has been dangerously on the rise. In 2018, it was reported that over 14 million minors were extremely obese. Obesity is a very serious disease. It can cause high blood pressure, type two diabetes, strokes, heart attacks, and other dangerous things. People are looking for solutions to help cut back on this and some think that cutting junk food options in schools is the way to go.
Personally, I don't think that it would help if schools weren’t allowed to sell junk food. I believe that if someone is going to eat junk food, they’ll eat it. If not at school then just at home. I think if people really want to lower childhood obesity they should promote more physical activity instead. I think that kids should be taught how to have a balanced lifestyle between healthy food, unhealthy food, and physical activity.
Do you think that banning schools from selling junk food will make people healthier?
Why or Why Not?
Do you bring/eat “junk food” at school?