I have to balance their food intake, their exercise, I make sure they are dressed warmly and are looking after themselves. Occasionally they get a treat and lunch orders are a once a week event.My life would be a lot easier if junk food was banned in schools. Imagine how influential it would be if they only sold healthy food?
Get rid of junk food in schools and set a better example for our children.
Let's try to get some pointers in with this following piece.
I can only control my children's food intake so much without being a total Scrooge.
I want them to have junk food sometimes, but schools need to support parents efforts to keep our children healthy.
Why one mum thinks it’s great, and another wants it banned.
By Shauna Anderson The thought of banning junk food in schools makes me fear for the generation of adults these children will become.
How do these benefits fit into allowing junk foods in the school scenario is what we will focus on in this section.
One of the main advantages of allowing junk foods in schools is that if on a particular day a child does not carry a lunch bag then he does not have to remain hungry and can easily have something to satiate his hunger.
A generation unable to educate their own children about nutrition because they never learned to make their own choices. A ban on computers because we blame them for obesity?
Of course there is a problem with obesity in Australian children, but a myriad of problems are contributing to that – junk food advertising, inactivity, too much screen time, badly manufactured food…It is a whole society problem – not one that should just be tackled in schools. Throughout Australia there are different approaches to what foods are allowed at schools in lunch boxes and to be served at canteens.