Should junk food be banned in schools?

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We don't want our children getting their day started with foods that are full of sugar and carbohydrates. The availability of junk food at schools seriously undermines our efforts to ensure children get nutritious choices. Junk food is linked to obesity which is an epidemic in this country. It also hinders the learning process as the children become more easily distracted and have a harder time paying attention in class.
I agree that we don't want our kids getting their day started with foods that are full of sugar and carbohydrates. I say wait until lunch to serve them. After all, their parents probably feed them chocolate donut cereal before they even leave for school, so why should schools serve junk food in the morning.

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To me this is like the cell phone banning issue in schools I saw earlier. Get real. This is a free country. Phones and junk food are legal for children outside of school so what is the overwhelming need to revoke that right at school? The last thing we need are classrooms full of zombies. Make meals served by the school as nutritious as possible (they have a long ways to go!) and subsidize them but don't ban candy. Parents should guide their children on what foods they choose to eat. Do you really think a black market for it wouldn't open up at the schools? I can see it now... Junk food pushers! lol
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Did you know the average prison meal is more nutritious than the average school lunch? That's sad.
That's only because the United States Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment for prisoners. Besides it's safer for the guards. I was a jail guard once and I know how dangerous a prisoner who is on a sugar high after 3 bowls of Count Chocula can be.

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