Junk Food Issues
Obesity is becoming a widely known problem of the United States of America, especially when it comes to the youth. One of the elements that contribute to this problem of obesity is the vending machines located in local high schools.
Vending machines sell things such as:
Some kids even solely depend on these vending machines for their lunch. This is obviously not a very nutritious diet, and when they have lunch 150 days of the year, the outcomes are not healthy.
Cafeteria food does not do the vending machines justice with what they sell:
However, the schools desperately needs the money that comes from the vending machines and cafeteria lunch lines. On average, there are nearly 50 sodas sold per student per year. One can easily see how mass amounts of money are made when each student of the school purchases 50 dollars worth of soda.
Sadly, without this helpful money, schools might not be able to provide a healthy learning environment for their students. So the question becomes this:
Which is more important: providing a good education with great learning
materials, or giving students a proper nutritional lunch?
The Washington Post