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July 20, 2007

Can You Guess How Many Schools Have Vending Machines?

By Sara
17 Comments

See the rest of the alarming facts about childhood obesity in America.

[tags] children, obesity, vending machines, soda, school [/tags]

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17 Comments on "Can You Guess How Many Schools Have Vending Machines?"

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Crystal
Crystal
9 years 4 months ago

Just too sad. The schools sacrifice students health to make a buck and they know it. My son(9th)grade has their own vending machine room full of garbage and they encourage the kids to buy. If individual teachers wanted to sell snacks to the kids, that’s fine with me as long as it is fruit, nuts, even cheese. I should stir things up with the school district…I’m good at making trouble.

Robert
Robert
9 years 4 months ago
Those numbers probably also reflect the percentages of children that are addicted to quickie carbs in various age groups. Young kids like sugary and sweet drinks, but it isn’t until they reach middle school that they are hooked. By high school MOST kids eat and drink junk food. Also, it seems as if these numbers reflect how we feel about subjecting certain age groups to garbage food. Giving very small children food that will harm them almost seems criminal. Letting a senior in high school choose soda and chips doesn’t seem quite as bad. But where do we draw the… Read more »
Crystal
Crystal
9 years 4 months ago

I agree, Robert. It’s child abuse.

groovalicious
groovalicious
9 years 4 months ago

I guess it is too much to hope for that these vending machines are filled with green beans, eh?

phil
phil
9 years 4 months ago

Vending machines are not just a problem, I really think that they are a lifestyle issue. It’s simply to easy for kids and adults to just “get something” on the go. But unfortunately a lot of people do not even bother to check the “nutrition facts” on the back of the label. Their is truly harmful and sort of “dead weight” in these vending machines.

Mark
9 years 4 months ago

We are all far too pressed for time. Pre-made convenience food is almost a necessity considering the current fast-paced lifestyle. Sad.

Mark
9 years 4 months ago

Although I should add you can find healthy convenience food if you must – e.g. turkey jerky, seeds, nuts, trail mix, water, string cheese. Not ideal but there are options that are relatively healthy. We can’t expect kids to be “educated” or make “smart choices” – they’re kids! This garbage shouldn’t be put in front of them as an option, period.

charles
charles
7 years 2 months ago

hey girl i didn’t know u come here

zack
zack
5 years 8 months ago

yall are dumb vending machines are the best thang eva
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Charles
Charles
3 years 8 months ago

yea!

Charles
Charles
3 years 8 months ago

But, kids love to drink soda so schools will get good profits!!

angel godinez
angel godinez
3 years 18 days ago

vending machines are good if they have healthy food in them

lucy
1 year 16 days ago

Yep

Bobby
1 year 16 days ago

This page is helpless. It did not give me the information I needed. If I were to rate it it would be a 0. It would have 0 stars. This page is the worst, and I would not recommend it.

lucy
1 year 16 days ago

I know right?!

CHASEJ
2 months 7 days ago

WELL,IT DEPENDS BECAUSE I THINK THAT MOST STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO BE ABLE TO USE THEM BUT ITS UP TO THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL BECAUSE SOME KIDS ARNT

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