Blog: Vending machines in schools
Catherine Sleep | 29 April 2004
Another week, another authority makes its move to help crack obesity.
Chicago Public Schools are moving to remove junk food from vending machines located on their premises. High-sugar and high-fat treats will be banned, while carbonated soft drinks will be a thing of the past. Fruit juices and water are in, as are non-fizzy sports drinks.
It’s a tough call for schools to relinquish lucrative contracts with suppliers but they have to be doing the right thing. Kids are not born able to make the right food choices. They need guidance. The move will doubtless provoke accusations that the education authority is acting as a “Nanny state” but if ever intervention was justified, it’s in schools. It irks me when people lazily brand any sensible suggestion to help and to educate people as something only a Nanny State would do.
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