This is something that I think is a parents responsibility. While not every vending machine or food line needs to have junk food at school, I also dont think it is necessary to remove all of it from school either.
I agree I think it needs to be placed in the parents laps. Sadly I see it so much now that the parents don't care. or just gives it to them so they don't have to fight with their child. We don't have junk food in our house. My kids don't drink soda. We don't keep that in our house either unles we had a party or something like that.... WE still have halloween candy in our house! For me I don't have an issue with the school banning it or limiting it. it's not affecting me. I raise my kids the school DOES NOT.
The junk food ban should be mainly the parents' responsibility. Sure it would be nice for the school to offer healthy alternatives but if I want to reward my child with a dessert treat, the school has no right to take it away from him.
i WORKED FOR THE SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR 10 YEARS and you should see the teenagers after they were given soda or candy as a reward for something- they were off the wall more than Micheal Jacksons song!!! It doesn't belong in schools, where we want healthy brains as well as healthy bodies. Thank-you