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Students protest healthy vending machines

Anonymous
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If you want to see the students Tweets, click the link.

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/167497-students-ring-new-school-year-less-thrilled-response-michelles-health-vending-machines/




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:



REALLY unhappy:



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…




Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 13, 2014 at 7:57 PM
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Kimicora
by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 7:59 PM
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Give it time, You'll have kids selling cheetoes and candy bars like crack in the school >__> same for soda pop  and they'll do it where the teachers can't notice too.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 13, 2014 at 8:01 PM
Lol. In some of the Twitter pics they were "smuggling" candy and chips in their back packs. Haha

Quoting Kimicora:

Give it time, You'll have kids selling cheetoes and candy bars like crack in the school >__> same for soda pop  and they'll do it where the teachers can't notice too.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 13, 2014 at 8:02 PM
Bump
smurfette1903
by Gold Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 8:05 PM
Lol. The kids need to get creative.

By banning something, you make it more desirable. I wouldn't eat those special k if you paid me.

conweis
by Platinum Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 8:06 PM
Young business men and women making money.

Quoting Kimicora:

Give it time, You'll have kids selling cheetoes and candy bars like crack in the school >__> same for soda pop  and they'll do it where the teachers can't notice too.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 13, 2014 at 8:07 PM
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Kids are stupid. If they hadn't had to do any math, they'd protest that, too, once it started.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 13, 2014 at 8:07 PM
Entrepreneurs! Lol

Quoting conweis: Young business men and women making money.

Quoting Kimicora:

Give it time, You'll have kids selling cheetoes and candy bars like crack in the school >__> same for soda pop  and they'll do it where the teachers can't notice too.

Texor
by Platinum Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 8:08 PM
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Jesus, if only parents and students gave this much of a shit about their education.

conweis
by Platinum Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 8:09 PM
My friend's son has already been expelled from school for threatening a lunch lady. He brought snacks too school and the lunch lady try to take them away. He told her, he'd break her hand if she touched his food. I guess you shouldn't mess with a football player's food.
Sara-1989
by Gold Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 8:09 PM
'Murica.
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