rosebud wrote:There has got to be healthy alternatives to these. I'll bet the kids still buy them once someone discovers that they're not so bad. My boys preferred the healthy choices and still do.
rosebud wrote:Well after this discussion I understand now why my boys preferred to pack a lunch.
louiseh87 wrote:We had issues over here with school lunches being processed because they were run by private companies who just manufactured everything off-site, shipped it in and heated it up (it was burgers and chips every day, unless you were last in the queue, in which case it was usually just baked beans). So the primary school sacked them and started doing their own lunches, with locally sourced ingredients. That made it much easier to control stuff at the school level, rather than nationally. Its going a lot that way now, giving schools more control over what they give the children and allowing them to make healthy eating etc part of the wider curriculum. It was one of those areas where, in the end, privatisation doesn't work.
In the end, the government shouldn't just be banning large drinks, it should be encouraging people in other ways to make the choice to limit the size of drink they buy. There should really be education, not restriction. And that's from someone not entirely opposed to socialism
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