Vending machines in schools……………….Debate Overview- The struggle to keep kids healthy has taken center stage in schools across the country. Many schools are taking a hard look at their school lunch programs and vending machines. They are trying to cut back on unnecessary fat and calories and to add more healthful ingredients instead.
Point Thesis- I’m point and my thesis is The government should not have a say in weather to keep vending machines in school It should be the students descion and responsibility on using the vending machines on a daily basis. Counter-Point Thesis-I’m counter point and my thesis is thesis is that the government should regulate drinks and snacks sold in schools to prevent obesity. Point facts-
1) Vending machines are used to sell not only the edibles, but also to make payments for school programs, computers, after school activities, etc. 2) Yes but Schools can provide nutritious food to the students at affordable prices through the vending machines instead of sugar saturated snacks. Some schools are trying to promote the sale of nutritious foods like yogurt, pita fries, soy nuts, string cheese, carrots with dips, dried fruits, and flavored milk through the vending machines. 3) Most students participate in after school actives, sports or physical education
1) Yes but most of the money is also contributed to refill vending machines and more American children between 6-18 are overweight due to snacks and drinks sold in schools 2) Good point but healthy snacks in vending machines might cause inflation in the machines and might lead no one purchasing healthy items as much as they use to. 3) Well obesity is rapidly becoming a big health problem infact school sport teams collapsed in 2009 due to obessed children and vending machines. Point conclusion-
Obesity is a serious and growing problem among adolescents in the United States. “In 1999, 13% of children aged 6 to 11 years and 14% of adolescents aged 12 to 19 years in the United States were overweight. This prevalence has nearly tripled for adolescents in the past 2 decades” (“Fact Sheet”). A key cause for concern is that “overweight adolescents are at higher risk of medical conditions such ...
With all these arguments in favor of the use of vending machines, one would not find them harmful at all. Infact vending machines should me allowed in schools all over the us kids should have a say on what they choose for lunch. Morgan has a very good point in this debate but unhealthy snacks and drinks is very bad for society the school students and staff.