Students Ring in the New School Year With Outrage Over Michelle’s Healthy Vending Machines
Emily Hulsey 3 hours ago
With every new school year come new friends, new classes, new teachers and – at least while President Obama is in office - new food restrictions. One restriction that took place at many schools this year was a change in the content of vending machines.
Needless to say, many students were unhappy with what they saw:
Some had some suggestions:
Others showed extraordinary coping skills:
No doubt, it’s important for our kids to make healthy choices. But the recent food restrictions imposed in America’s schools do not empower them to make healthy choices – or any choices – at all.
As the last few pictures illustrate, banning junk food from schools does not keep kids from eating junk food. Perhaps we should try teaching them about making healthy choices (and being good examples ourselves) rather than trying to force carrot sticks down their throats…