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Debate Score:207
Arguments:128
Total Votes:219
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Junk food should be banned from public schools.

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Side Score: 117
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Disagree

Side Score: 90
6 points

I understand that everyone has the right to eat whatever they want, however the school boards need to understand that obesity and diabetes are not small issues.

Having junk food available to children at school is only encouraging the growing problem Americans already have, simply offering only healthy choices would force kids to begin a healthier lifestyle.

Side: agree
PrinceT(13) Disputed
6 points

you say a few interesting words there..."needs", "encouraging", and "force"...these are all words that i assume you are using very annoyingly(my opinion) to state you and others understand that there is a problem and just have to force a better way onto kids for the betterment of a healthier lifestyle...i saw Jamie Oliver on tv trying to get healthier foods to schools and give the guy credit he really cares and is trying to do really good for the young generation of todays youth...that being said he was forcing himself and his ideals on people who just wasnt ready for this fast swift change....it takes time not force

Side: Disagree
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
4 points

(my opinion)

I am glad it is your opinion, because I could honestly care less.

My opinion, and fact is that your grammar makes your run on sentences hard to understand.

force a better way onto kids for the betterment of a healthier lifestyle

What you must not understand is that kids need to be forced to do a lot of things or they never will. Tell them to clean their room or no television, they will most likely clean their room. However ask them politely to clean their room, and a good chance is that with no real reason to do it, than only please their parents, the job most likely will not get done. It requires some sort of force in order to get the kid to act on the task he/she is asked to do.

So if you force the ideals of a healthy lifestyle on a child, he/she will most likely lean towards a healthy lifestyle. Basic psychology.

Side: agree
brycer2012(1001) Disputed
2 points

Children spend about 6.5 hours at school. The other 17.5 is spent at home. The children are only supposed to eat once at school for lunch. Assuming that all kids only eat once, then banning junk food for that one meal will not help very much if they go home and snack all afternoon and night.

Side: Disagree
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
3 points

17.5, with more than half of that number sleeping.

so more than 50% of the time they are awake, they are at school. I know many students that eat school breakfast as well as lunch, so if one meal is left at the end of the day then it is up to the parent to feed their children right.

banning junk food for that one meal will not help very much if they go home and snack all afternoon and night.

Thats like saying not to ban meth because if it can't be regulated everywhere why regulate it at all.

Whether or not they have the choice to eat what they want at home, at least the 50% of the time they are awake can be spent with meals that are consistently healthy.

Side: agree
KatieMarie(288) Disputed
2 points

It's not what they eat at school. Its the quarter pounder cheese burger they eat at the end of the day when they get home.

Side: Disagree
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
3 points

It is what they eat at school.

Many children eat 2 meals a day at school, which mathematically constitutes for two thirds of their daily intake of food ( hypothetically ).

Now if schools only offered healthy choices that would make that "quarter pounder cheese burger" an essentially fine thing to eat once in awhile. I don't know how many people you know personally that eat out every night, in all honesty the painted picture is that every single family eats out every night. Which isn't the truth, especially now with the economy as it is.

So if children are subject to junk food at school and home, compared to junk food at home and healthy food at school. Would you really say that the first option is the better?

Side: agree
4 points

Helps reduce obesity and unhealthiness.

A lot of chemicals that reside in junk food are also responsible for hyperactivness, lack of concentration etc. and can be attributed to an increase of ADHD or w.e it is.

Side: agree
3 points

I think it should be banned because

today most health classes discourage junk food.

Now, why have junk food in schools, if junk food is being discouraged???

If coaches want there athletes healthy, banning junk food from school will

help athletes not eat junk food. . .

If schools care about their students, not just mentally, but physically...they will contribute to lowering obesity, even if that means just taking chili cheese fries of the menu or vending machines out the hallways.....

It mightsound ridiculous but the little changes help make a big difference

Side: agree
1 point

Eating healthy is not the responsibility of schools. It is the responsibility of the parents and children.

Side: Disagree
xchenteng(3) Disputed
2 points

I should say it is the responsibility of the school as well.

Given that many parents are working (not at home for most of the time), they are less likely to mind what their children are eating. So schools should play their part in ensuring students eat healthily, through lessons, lunch breaks etc.

(They can try making veggies look appetizing?)

Side: agree
3 points

School is a place where students are taught what is right and wrong for them. The Biology classes in school teach us about the adverse affects of junk food on our body. So it's necessary that thing's should be implemented right from the basic level.

Ofcourse, children can take it when not in school but something is better than nothing.

I say, Junk food should be banned from schools!

Side: agree
3 points

Sure, you can ban junk food from public schools, but you cannot stop them from bringing junk food into the school, which most likely originates from external sources, i.e supermarkets. But I do agree that public schools should ban junk food.

Side: agree
3 points

YAH KIDDS IN MY SCHOOL THROW AWAY THEIR OWN HOME LUNCH FOR A BAG OF CHIPS OR ICE CREAM

Side: AGREE DUH
3 points

all i half to say is childhood obesity !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: agree
3 points

I think kids like me should not be obeace by junk food shouch as chips, candy, and sugary snacks. ( I gotta atmit a hersys bar isent enought for me(; )

Side: Agree
3 points

I strongly agree that junk food should be banned from school because it is bad for your health if you don’t eat healthy food and eat junk food instead you will be fatter than a elephant and won’t move fast like all the other kids can. Do you think anyone will like to play with someone who can’t move much or someone who is really slow?

Side: Agree
2 points

yeah i think junk food should actually be banned from schools this would help in reducing the growing problem of obesity in many countries because our stomach takes a long time to digest junk food making us fat

Side: agree
1 point

i don't know many people who like their fat and obese figure

Side: agree
PrinceT(13) Disputed
2 points

i know alot of skinny anorexic head cases as well...they look overly happy...lol

Side: Disagree
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
1 point

To quote something I think pertains to your "rebuttal"

and.................so whats your point rambler???.....lol

Side: agree

I agree that it should be controlled, in England they tried to do it (check out Jamie's school dinners, link). The problem is in trying to change a huge system, this documentary gained massive support, it even went as far as Jamie Oliver having a meeting with the then Prime Minister Tony Blair. Like everything else it was only a matter of time before money was the deciding factor.

I believe it is the cheap mass processing of food that is the problem, it is easier and cheaper to buy frozen crap and serve it up to people that want it and not something more nutritious.

I also believe that there is a huge problem in how children are educated about food and how junk food is viewed as an alternative rather than a treat.

Stopping it outright will only lead to people bringing their own junk in or slipping out to get it.

Jamie's School Dinners
Side: agree
2 points

Eating healthy is not the responsibility of schools. It is the responsibility of the parents and children.

Side: Disagree
ricedaragh(2520) Disputed
1 point

Did I say it was completely the responsibility of the school? No, there is a problem with a lack of education where food is concerned and everyone responsible for a child's welfare needs to get involved.

Healthy eating is about balance and things like burgers and pizza and fries when made freshly are not nearly as unhealthy as processed foods which contain a fair amount of Hydrogenated fats and chemical stabilizers, flavorings, colorings, salt inhibitors, and preservatives as well as sugar and salt.

What I would like to see is a move towards educating children how to cook, and the same for parents and the professionals that are in charge of their welfare when not at home. This I would hope would lead to a more food conscious public, if schools had days where they offered burgers others with pizzas, etc, and these were interspersed with days where the food was more "healthy" then no one would be losing just sacrificing a little.

What I would like to ask you is why should schools not be responsible for healthy eating in kids? not as responsible as a parent I agree, but schools play a big role in preparing children for the world.

Side: agree
1 point

Yes, junk food should be banned. Healthy eating habits should be trained from young, so that students will continue to make better food choices when they are older.

Firstly, junk food is more expensive than the healthier food sold in school. If junk food is not banned, then students may eat them most of the time, they would spend much more money. Parents would have to give their children more for their pocket money. So it would be better to ban junk food in public schools.

As shown by much research, junk food can lead to obesity and many health problems, like high blood pressure and diabetes. Even though a child may appear 'healthy' now, he/she may experience obesity-related problems, then he/she will have to spend more money on medical treatment in the future. Being fat also makes one less confident in oneself.

Side: agree
PrinceT(13) Disputed
2 points

Should be??? hahaha...that is the problem with debates, it's always about "should be this" or "could be that" or "but i think" come on man i applaud your fraudulent attempt at heroism here but the main topic should be do people really wanna change???? come up with that answer then proceed to this one...can i change my argument maybe?...cause i am such a donkey's ass for saying the same exact thing everyone has been saying on the whole left side of the arguement...ssshhh i know statistics are the golden rule...it must be upheld by our agree hero's!!!!...

Side: Disagree
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
3 points

What in the fuck are you trying to say you incoherent mental patient

I have a problem when people like... you ... put ... way ... to many .... ellipsis' ... and then their central argument really doesn't make sense...

Side: agree

I think it is a matter of what someone wants to eats but if they want to eat it they should bring it themselves. schools do not want to be responsible for obease children. I also think that schools should UPGRADE their healthy food, no wonder everyone wants unhealthy food because its the only edible thing.

I HAVE ONE THING TO SAY TO YOU SCHOOLS

UPGRADE

CHECK

AND SERVE

upgrade the food

check the food then serve the food

Side: agree
1 point

Last time i checked America had a high percentage of kids suffering from obesity. Therefore the school boards should moderate how much junk food is avaliable to students. They shouldn't ban it but they should lessen the amount that is currently avaliable.

Side: agree
1 point

Absolutely. If kids want junk food and they have access to it outside of school, they can bring their lunch.

If you're going to eat from a school vending machine or the school's cafeteria, it should be limited to nutritionally valuable foods.

Side: agree
1 point

Yes it should absolutely be.

Prayerfails argues (of course) that daddy corporation comes to the rescue of these poor schools by giving them money so they should be allowed to sell garbage.

This however is false. Taxes pay for schools.

And there is another outdated and completely unnecessary thing that taxes pay for called farm subsidies. We should make as part of a guarantee of continued farm subsidies which have become completely unnecessary in today's super mega huge farms, we should insist they provide our schools with healthy food.

That way we don't increase spending, and reduce it on the cost of all the diabetes we have to treat when these fat kids get older.

Side: agree
1 point

Prayerfails: Plus, junk food companies donate millions of dollars to schools so they can operate.

Me: So they can operate? Hardly, schools are funded by the government. Whether or not the schools have unnecessary state of the art equipment is irrelevant to operation.

=P

Side: agree
1 point

yeah, junk food should be banned from schools. students will never get a chance to get junk food for themselves if it is banned. at least they would be reducing a junk meal of every days diet of students. it will also help in reduction of the number of the obese children or fatties.

Side: agree
1 point

I have seen big teens who stuff their faces and see them gasping for air when they run for p.e.

Side: agree
1 point

i agree because it is healthier for kids.

ive seen kids who shouldnt be as big as they are.

I do belive that they should give them candy on special occasions like christmas parties and such.

Side: agree
1 point

if you eat junk food at school, then you can't really control yourself as much as when you're at home because then no one is really watching you at school.

Side: agree
1 point

Schools have absolutely no authority to control what students should eat or not. Especially in high school, the students should be mature enough to take care of themselves. If they choose to eat junk food then let them; it is their own decision. Some people do not see it as ruining their health.

Side: Agree

I agree because of the reasons below:

1.Children should not eat too much junk food because they will get obesity.

2. A lot of chemicals that is in junk food are also unhealthy.

3. It is bad for your health if you don’t eat healthy food and eat junk food instead you will be fat like an elephant and won’t move fast.

4. Do you think anyone will like to play with someone who can’t move much or someone who is really slow?

Side: Agree
1 point

i think junk foods should be banned because in schools when authorities sell it and it is been eaten by students they are not fully digested and it disturbs the physic of the students and it slow adds on and on.sometimes,they cause diseases and bp, tension it will disturb them mentally also.i could surely opt for a expensive healither food than wasting /ruining a child's future which cause their death.

Side: Agree
1 point

Banning junk food will be advantageous for the school in general. Due to the availability of junk food in schools the obesity rates in children are continuously increasing. Junk food can also cause various heart diseases as well as other diseases.

Limiting the childrens intake of junk food could help them to become more fit,healthy and active.If they want to consume junk food they can do so after school hours.The school's number one priority should be the student's well being which also includes their health.

Side: Agree
4 points

Whether it is bad food or not, it is the choice of the person to pick what they want to eat. If they want to eat healthy they can pick the healthy dish

Side: Disagree
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
1 point

But when they have junk food available to the individual, they are only advocating the problems they are so set out on stopping.

Side: agree
badfood(3) Disputed
3 points

People have to make their own choices, whether or not it is good for them doesnt matter. It is in human nature to be a free minded soul.

Side: Disagree
brycer2012(1001) Disputed
2 points

I don't know about all schools, but my school doesn't offer junk food, actually, no other food outside of lunch. People get junk food because they bring it themselves and sneak to eat it during class.

Side: Disagree
Spoonerism(831) Disputed
1 point

But children do not really have the capacity to make good choices in terms of health.

It shouldn't be up to children whether or not they want to eat healthy at school.

Side: agree
1 point

Indeed a kid does not have the capacity to process and think actions like an adult if theres a candy bar and a salad and they costa a same i would buy the candy bar cause i do not think of what could happen later like an adult does, and if they sneak food in its the kids decision, the school is making is contributing to decrease obesity, besides if a kid sneaks food in its an example of the kids incapability to make the right decision.

Side: Agree
iamdavidh(4870) Disputed
1 point

Since when do kids have rights? When did this happen?

If you let a kid eat whatever they want they'll die of suger OD by second period.

Side: agree

Eating junk food is a matter of choice. Plus, junk food companies donate millions of dollars to schools so they can operate. THIS IS BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU.

Side: Disagree
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
2 points

Eating junk food is a matter of choice.

It is a choice that shouldn't be advocated. It is a choice just the same as weed, meth, and cocaine are. They aren't advocated though.

Plus, junk food companies donate millions of dollars to schools so they can operate.

So they can operate? Hardly, schools are funded by the government. Whether or not the schools have unnecessary state of the art equipment in irrelevant to operation.

THIS IS BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU.

So if big tobacco companies started donating to schools, we should set up cigarette vending machines ...?

Side: agree
3 points

Companies have the right to advertise junk food, and junk food is choice. Choice of food should be personal and not made by government. What next?

I am in favor of legalizing weed, methane and cocaine, and matter of fact, I am in favor of legalizing all drugs.

Correct, operate was a poor choice of words, but yes, government funds public schools but there are millions of dollars donated by junk food companies Corporate donations

If the government allowed tobacco companies donated to school, why not put vending machines in schools?

If someone doesn't eat junk food, vending machines aren't going to affect them at school and the same goes for cigarettes.

Side: Disagree
treynaldo(2) Disputed
1 point

As you say it it sounds wrong but the companies are not intrested in the school their intrested in the money they get. Besides theres plenty other hands feeding schools alredy the biggest one is the goverment that are part tax.

Side: Agree
2 points

It should not be banned from schools. I am still in high school and see first hand that kids now a days are way too lazy. This is even beggining to show in adults based on family friends even parents. TOO MUCH TV TOO MUCH VIDEO games that is the problem get out and do something EVERY SINGLE day.

Side: Disagree
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
1 point

Are you sure you posted on the right side?

You are in high school and you see first hand how lazy kids are, that TV and video games are a major problem. Right so far? So lets take it a step further and say that junk food is a good underlying factor. It is heavy in carbs and fats, not good for a healthy lifestyle, and essentially slows the body down.

So we could factor in junk food to your TV and video game equation.

Side: agree
mitgag(1652) Disputed
1 point

we aren't fighting over TV or video games, it is of course these too that help in obesity but it is mostly junk food that causes these problems. so u are wrong. see the topic at hand.

Side: agree
2 points

Here's how it needs to be done:

1. If you are a fat ass no chocolate for you!

2. If you are average you can have chocolate.

3. If you are too skinny then you need to eat.

Side: Disagree
2 points

HELL NAW. Kids dnt want to eat shuff like broccoli carrots an verbals Wat is wrong wit u

Side: Disagree
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
1 point

verbals

What are verbals ...?

Kids never want to do what is good for them, so why give them that choice?

Side: agree
2 points

Banning junk food from school will not stop students from eating it because they can bring them from external sources.

Side: Disagree
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
1 point

Because it won't stop it as a whole doesn't mean it shouldn't be done.

At least schools wouldn't be advocating one of the major problems our kids of today are experiencing: obesity.

Side: agree
1 point

as a young person i love !!!JUNK FOOD!!! and if any of you are like me then you would know how much i like junk food... also I know that adults also know how much kids around 5-10 which is also the people that love !!!JUNK FOOD!!! more then me and also the people go to school and would accually go through the effort to go to the shops in the morning before school. so if all these little kids that go to school are running around in there breaks then why is every one so conserned about people having people in school being obese?ask yourself that question and think about it

Side: Disagree
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
1 point

so if all these little kids that go to school are running around in there breaks then why is every one so conserned about people having people in school being obese?

Ok so as a young person you like what is unhealthy for you, that makes sense. However it isn't good for you, and getting rid of it does make sense.

Obesity will happen with or without kids running around, unless you are in kindergarten ( and with your grammar and spelling it is quite possible ) you will not be experiencing recess every hour. In fact the only class you might look towards for physical fitness is P.E. and even then most kids end up walking around and not actually doing the instruction given.

Obesity isn't the only problem with junk food, diabetes is to. You can be the healthiest looking person in the world and end up having diabetes, you can get diabetes with or without heavy exercising. It's all in what you eat.

Side: agree
2 points

Since eating junk food is a danger on a individual basis, why not ban skiing, football, baseball, boxing, soccer, racing, hunting & fishing? Because these are a dangers to individual's health.

Side: Disagree
PrinceT(13) Disputed
1 point

and.................so whats your point rambler???.....lol

Side: Disagree
1 point

First of all, students ought to have a variety of food to choose from in schools. When students are in schools they face tremendous stress from homework, assignments and whatnots. Why deprive them of one of the few incentives to come to school that is to have some awesome deep fried food or sweet-tasting chocolate brownies?! Why confine them to eating what is socially perceived as healthy but utterly bland? So authoritative. For all we know, the high energy (junk) food can be effective in maintaining students' enthusiasm in class, think sugar rush!

Side: Disagree
brycer2012(1001) Disputed
2 points

You can get a lot of energy from trail mix and many other healthy foods. The energy from those foods are better because they last longer. A sugar rush only lasts for a few minutes.

Side: Disagree
bohbz(6) Disputed
2 points

But if what appeal to kids are junkfood, the healthy foods you mentioned aren't going to be consumed and therefore zilch benefit will be reaped, won't it?

Side: Disagree
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
1 point

So you are advocating obesity and diabetes in children ...?

Sugar rushes are not a good thing, they are actually extremely detrimental to a child's learning abilities. A child gets a sugar rush, becomes hyperactive and unable to concentrate. Shortly following comes the crash, where the child loses interest in being in the room itself and will consider sleep as a very good option.

Side: agree
bohbz(6) Disputed
1 point

My main idea there was not about sugar rushes but rather, intermittent consumption of junkfood can provide energy needed by children in breaks for example, to continue the day.

Also, it didn't occur to me to advocate obesity and diabetes, what I was against is simply the banning of junkfood. Very explicitly saying, Junkfood should therefore NOT be banned from public schools. (notice I'm not saying getting fat is therefore good)

My stand's pretty simple actually: Junkfood should not be banned because children are free to eat what they want to (measures should be implemented to exercise control, of course) and junkfood in small amounts definitely can provide energy for these children's day. (That's it. Don't read too far into it)

Side: Disagree
1 point

why ban? only junk food can be sold in vending machines. what happens to the hungry students when they do not have food to eat when canteen stores are closed? do they have to go on studying with an empty stomach?

Side: Disagree
brycer2012(1001) Disputed
1 point

>:( I'm completely confused. What are canteen stores? They are fed lunch at school, so they shouldn't have an empty stomach.

Side: agree
Dotts(25) Disputed
1 point

The vending machine doesnt have to sell junk food, rather they can sell healthy snacks such as crackers, dried fruit, pretzels, juices, granola and cereal bars, ect..

Side: agree
1 point

agreed like the schools here we have three vending machines just for that stuff.

Side: Agree
1 point

Junk food should not be banned because children have the choice whether or not to eat healthy and get excercise and such. They bring obesity and diabetes onto themselves. Other healthy kids should not be forced to eat healthy against their will if they do not wish to. If they are obese they should get more excercise and eat healthier. No one is forcing them to eat unhealthy products as they do.

Side: Disagree

y should junk food be band from schools well they should put healthy food in school food but people don't always need healthy food so i disagree with you guys

Side: Disagree
1 point

No. Rather, supply the schools with both healthy food and "junk" food. Then, leave it up to the students to make the choice of what they should eat. No point in preventing them from eating something they'll get outside of school anyway.

Side: Disagree

Yes, i agree junk food is bad for your health, BUT. People, even students do have the rights as a human to choose what they want to eat, so others like principals do not have the right to control what the students eat.

Side: Disagree
1 point

NO, you just need to admit that you are fat and need to ask your self a question "Do I really need that Twinkie or that Ding Dong", " Do I really want to get fatter", "Do I really want to ruin it for the skinnier kids that want junk food". But really other students shouldn't be punished because somebody else is breaking the ricketier scale. Okay you guys, do you like junk food, then if you know your over weight just admit it nobody cares that your fat

Side: Disagree
1 point

Human rights people. They choose what they want to do. You can't force them not to do something

Side: Disagree

Kids love junk food and it makes them happy. I can't see taking away their happiness.

Side: Disagree
1 point

Yeah but if you let them it will probably be like saying "ok become very big and round"

Side: Disagree