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Old 12-13-2009, 07:31 AM
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Did you see the news snippet in the UK about the boy who got banned from school for a day for 'trading' packets of crisps in a school which had banned them totally as unhealthy?
No I didn't but it doesn't surprise me.

Sadly Horatio, Scotland is one of the unhealthiest countries in Western Europe. Possibly it's the worst. But we keep giving mixed messages to kids about food. They can't buy fair trade chocolate once a week but they can drink as many bottles of additive filled bright blue "sports" drink as they want. And they wonder why they are all hyper.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:37 AM
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I think children should be allowed to eat whatever they want in school.
The only duty of the school is to talk about food in the biology classes and to produce healthy food in case there is a cafeteria. The rest is the responsibility of the parents.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:45 AM
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Wow, Scotland seems to be hardcore health area. When I was in school, candies or alcohol were our favourite 10 o'clock break purchases that made us last through the next few hours.
Actually I think the school in question may have been in England, Don't recall exactly.

Yeah, we currently have an administration in Scotland that has decided it knows best in areas like this, and is following that through.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:47 AM
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The school is only allowed to have fries on the menu once a week. So it has roasted potatoes the rest of the time
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:23 AM
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Actually I think the school in question may have been in England, Don't recall exactly.

Yeah, we currently have an administration in Scotland that has decided it knows best in areas like this, and is following that through.
There are smart things like the "food ample" (although as far as I know it is not mandatory in the UK, isn't it?) and dumb things like forbidding students to eat certain things in school.
They either eat it anway or after school or they become more interested in the "illegal candy".
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I think children should be allowed to eat whatever they want in school.
The only duty of the school is to talk about food in the biology classes and to produce healthy food in case there is a cafeteria. The rest is the responsibility of the parents.
Mmm... I don't know... if you could see the ****e they let kids buy in school - sugar, caffiene, etc... Coke would donate $ to the school and in exchange, there would be Coke machines on campus. I bet the local dentists loved that!

I read about a study where they changed the meals at a school for troubled youth from "fried crap & sugar drinks" to "veggies, healthy sandwiches, and juice." Guess what? The kids paid attention in class, were less likely to fight or act out, and in the long run they were healthier.

If a kid wants to bring a bag of sugar to school for their lunch, fine. That's up to the parents. But the stuff for SALE at the school shouldn't be crap-on-a-stick.
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I agree with you, Jer! They should be handing out fish oil capsules at the door.
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I AM STUPID!!!!!!!

I just voted twice for a finalist on X-factor. I need help
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I AM STUPID!!!!!!!

I just voted twice for a finalist on X-factor. I need help
Which one? Because if it was Joe, then I agree. If it was Olly, then you were just being sensible.

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I voted for Joe. He was a much better singer. Though the song did suit his voice.
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