Wednesday, November 14, 2007

School Drink Machines: Should kids decide?


A hot topic of discussion in many parts of the world is whether schools should ban drink machines with certain types of soda (Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, etc.) for health reasons and replace these drinks with healthier choices like milk, water, and fruit juice. However, others feel that schools make money from these drinks, and students should be allowed to decide for themselves. What do you think about this topic? How do people in your area and country feel about this issue? Share your ideas.

Here are the results of my poll on the topic.

Randall

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I ensure that each person always wants to cool drink whenever they feel thirty.
If they decide to drink coca, pepsi, soda.. there is just their own choices. They are old enougt to know whether above drinking affect to health.
So, I think shools shouldn't ban drinking machines of soda, or pepsi.. etc!!!

Yokara said...

It can be allowed by maintaining quality service and good drinks.
Students option can also be given first chance.

YINGYING G said...

The responsibility of school is teaching the students which one is better ,or what kind of conduct should be avoided. We are living in the real society,nobody could be powerful enough to control others' life, except ourselves. So we should let young childern make choices by themselves.
surely , the right can not go beyond the limit

Anonymous said...

You can say that again! I think ss should learn about which food is healthy for themselves, but not through the rigid rule of no soda machine. As a matter of fact, they have access to those beverages in convenient stores or somewhere else. Forbidding the selling of this kind of drinks might be better than banning the drinking machine in school.

Bruno said...

I think students should be allowed to decide for themselves. They should get a taste of what it is like to exercise democracy while still in school. They must have the right to choose what they want to drink.
However, they should also be advised and taught that these kinds of drinks are not as healthy as fruit juice, for instance.
After being taught that, they'll have enough backgound knowledge to make their own decisions.

Shade said...

I think that teachers decide almost of them. If children decide all of the drinks, the drinks will not have a well-baranced. Then children buy it everyday.

Faiza said...

I think kids should decide wheather they want to drink from school drink or not. I think school should ban drinking manchines beacuse it's bad for the kids. And also it's can affect the kids life to by drinking the soda or pepsi....or other drinks too. That's what i think!!

Anonymous said...

hello my name is Armando Esteban Quito. I think that students should take their own decisions because, when you are an adult you haven't got a teacher or a person telling you what you have to say or to do. So you have to get used to making your decisions.

splan1 said...

I think that this listening is difficult to me because the boys talking very quickly. I listen the conversation more of three times.

Anonymous said...

I think that we should leave students to choose whether to buy these drinks or not becouse there are adult enough to know the difference between right and wrong things

mar said...

I think that the students are old enough for knowing whether good things and wrong. I agree with anonimuos person, because this listening is dificult for me.

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