DANGER: Junk Food in School Canteen - Worst Diet for Your Kids

Chips, soft drinks, and candies for recess… this is the worst diet for growing school children

Chips, soft drinks, and candies for recess… this is the worst diet for growing school children and adolescents, or anyone for that matter. Yet school canteens take in big profits selling all sorts of junk food to a captured student market.

What do schools actually offer students in terms of diet? A school may give excellent training in academic skills. But of what great value is such education to a junk-food addict whose body is slowly poisoned by artificial food colorings, flavoring and preservatives? The diet students take in their early years determines their physical and mental growth potentials. Should we not show great concern both to what students digest mentally and physically?

craving for chemically loaded and artificially-enriched products

Right now, their craving is for chemically loaded and artificially-enriched products. There is a real need to wean students from junk food and develop their taste for good food.

In any case, the schools have been trying to focus on various education. Now, one of the basic things we do every day is eat. Shouldn’t we learn the precept “eat to love” and not “live to eat”? Self-discipline begins with proper tongue control and wisdom in eating. Students must become controllers and not slaves of their tongue.

SCHOOL must teach the students how to discriminate between real nutritious food and garbage

Let schools be model community for helpful living. Get rid of junk items beautifully packed and advertised as “food”. Teach the students how to discriminate between real nutritious food and garbage. Offer them wholesome and delicious alternatives. This is not issue of taste, but of actual survival. Of we impart such benefits to students, they will be properly guided the rest of their lives.

Let the food revolution begins somewhere. The school is the ideal battleground for bad habit to be slain. Let the school nourish the body, mind and heart of our students. This is practical education in the basic of healthy living.

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Gina Thomas 5 years ago

I am disgusted with the food my son's primary school canteen is offering. Pies, sausage rolls, sweet drinks, packaged food full of fat, sugar, salt, nasty number and colours. I think the sale of these products should be a once a week option. And on the other days frittatas, homemade lasagnes, pasta dishes, salads, wraps, fresh fruit salads, etc. should be the only options. Please email me at lrthomas@optusnet.com.au with some ideas how we can let the canteen manage and school principal know we are ready for a change, without treading on their toes.


James 5 years ago

My school dosent even make the food they just buy it and sell it for ridiculous prices to rip everyone off and there toasted cheese sandwitches taste like a piece of carboard and so do there hotdogs.


James 5 years ago

Me canteen sold Candys stop selling em guess they where unhealthy.


kindy 4 years ago

junk foods rock


belly bob 4 years ago

Junkfood is cool and da bomb


kindy 4 years ago

junk food is awesome. i eat it everyday. how could you not like it?


fatty boom ba 4 years ago

I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!


belly bob 4 years ago

I feed junk foood to my kids everyday don't you?


fatty boom ba 4 years ago

my two year old baby eats junk food everyday and weighs 250kgs :)


kindy 4 years ago

ya, me too


fatty boom ba 4 years ago

that's good ^^


belly bob 4 years ago

Junkfood is good because you get your daily intake for a week


kindy 4 years ago

yeah, unlike healthy food, the nutrients only last like one minute and 30 seconds


big belly!! 4 years ago

hahahah i love to be fattt!


healthy food rocks! 4 years ago

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kindy 4 years ago

how dare you be disgusted, you crazy person!!!!!! everyone loves healthy food


KINDY 4 years ago

sorry my 300kg son posted the last comment. i am a loyal fan to funkfoods


i drive an orange van :) 4 years ago

i love to feed my kids oil and grease :)


Ms Linke 4 years ago

Hello,

I believe WHO ever wrote these inappropriate should be ashamed as this is WRONG!!


fatty foods 4 years ago

IM SICK OF BEING FAT!! IM GOING TO END THIS RIGHT NOW!!


belly bob 4 years ago

My son has to do an assignment on this and this website is terrible I mean kindy and the other one are correct healthy food is disgusting.


i drive an orange van :) 4 years ago

I love to make little kids come in van and make them fat :)


i drive an orange van :) 4 years ago

come into my fast food van.....


fatty foods 4 years ago

biggest loser here i come!! :D


Belly bob 4 years ago

Don't do it it's wrong


i drive an orange van :) 4 years ago

I cant i love chocolate too much!! i cant seem to say goodbye!!


kindy 4 years ago

me neither partner


Claire 4 years ago

Hey, whoever you are you obvisly have very strong opinions on junk food but you muct no it makes kids FAT


jellybean 4 years ago

healthy food tastes like boogers


Samantha 4 years ago

I agree with claire it is wrong


sandwich 4 years ago

i like potato chips not brocolli


Claire 4 years ago

Well, I MUST RESPECTFULLY ASK You to GET OF this website as it is not its purpose


i drive and orange van :) 4 years ago

Please see this website: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2009-1...

it will make you agree with me :)


i drive an orange van :) 4 years ago

why??


claire 4 years ago

get off here


Katrina 4 years ago

Well, I MUST RESPECTFULLY ASK You to GET OF this website as it is not its purpose

Claire


samantha 4 years ago

i agree with claire get off the website


Claire 4 years ago

BECAUSE this website is for respectful adults to talk about today's issues.


Rebecca 4 years ago

I agree got OFF!


i drive a orange van :) 4 years ago

claire and samantha get off this website as you do not eat junk food and are a total LOSER!


jellybean 4 years ago

samantha and claire should get off as they are no respecting everybodys opinion


i drive an orange van :) 4 years ago

why are rebecca, claire and samantha on this website!!??


i drive an orange van :) 4 years ago

claire should leave!


blare 4 years ago

GET OFF


Ebony 4 years ago

I LOVE CHOCOLATE but believe only in small amounts not heaps so you all have valid points


i drive an orange van :) 4 years ago

we arent kids! :)


belly bob 4 years ago

we are not kids! :)


i drive an orange van :) 4 years ago

Hubpages is awesome!


ruby 4 years ago

Haha I don't care- tenically so am i for a few more Days


i drive an orange van :) 4 years ago

ruby shut up!


ruby 4 years ago

:( THAT'S btw im doin some hw and was wondering if u believe if pandas should be allowed in zoos


ruby 4 years ago

Well and I THOUGHT I WAS MAKING SOME NEW BFFS (mine arnt very good)


i drive an orange van :) 4 years ago

maybe yours arent good because you are a massive b***h


ruby 4 years ago

NAh mine arnt good because they're GIRAFFEs and gossip goast


i drive an orange van :) 4 years ago

maybe you are too big a penguin to realise they are amazing!!


ruby 4 years ago

HEY

Im bored :(

We seem to have gotton of at a fough start person with orange van

"Hello, my name is Ruby, How are you?"


i drive an orange van :) 4 years ago

Hello ruby, get off this site


ruby 4 years ago

HEY

orange van person


orange van thingo 4 years ago

hello


belly bob 4 years ago

This is for canteens and not a social site plus it is for adults.


ruby 4 years ago

RIGHT sorry forgot about that THAT'S what FACEBOOKS for :)


claire 4 years ago

if you kids don't get off this website now. i will get the police involved.


claire 4 years ago

if you children don't get off this website now, i will get the police involved


orange van 4 years ago

claire, why do you care? you dont need to read it so butt out!


orange van 4 years ago

claire, why do you care? you don't need to read it so butt out!


ruby 4 years ago

orange van i believe claire should be allwoed on this website so lets ALL get back on the canteen subject.

NOW!


henry 4 years ago

get off my website


belly bob 4 years ago

Junkfood is awsome


belly bob 4 years ago

GET OF MY website Henry :(


hubpageseditor 4 years ago

I ask you to get of my website as itis a violation of the law


henry 4 years ago

no, get off


belly bob 4 years ago

see this website and you will agree henry ;D

http://puppydogweb.com/gallery/puppies/


i drive an orange van :) 4 years ago

I like little puppies. that website is good belly bob


ruby 4 years ago

orange van person your weird- BELLY BOB I LOVE YA WEBSITE


RANDom 4 years ago

omg just shut up i thought this was meant for comments that relate to the topic not are completely ridiculous


Simati 4 years ago

don't worry everybody ,will listen to me and i was like hey people ,you guys have to eat the food that are healthy but not the junks dur jks hahahaha lolz


pooey poo 4 years ago

numbat! numbat!.....................tastes like vegie syrup............that is junk


trolol 3 years ago

Oi I hate you


Hosey 3 years ago

I know where you live


ksugtfdjylg 3 years ago

That is not hosey ^


Simba 3 years ago

Maybe some junkfood should be allowed, just keep a limit. :D


willyhead 3 years ago

Shut up biatch


oijfrsjnhlgf 3 years ago

COMMENT


Mufasa 3 years ago

That is rude.


HoMeBe 3 years ago

Hosey you are a creep


HubPagesEditor 3 years ago

Get off this website now I ask you.


Cedric diggory 3 years ago

Please stop this it is a violation of the law

I will be reporting this to the police for futher investigations


Voldemort 3 years ago

AVADA KEDAVRA!


HoMeBe 3 years ago

going all CSI are you?


Harry Potter 3 years ago

EXPELLIARMUS!


HermioneCantDrive 3 years ago

Shut Up you poo face


RonTheWeasel 3 years ago

You are a Meanie!


Simba 3 years ago

So sorry for this. I don't know why they are doing this. I was just leaving my honest opinion on junk food.


Loving Mother 3 years ago

This is disgraceful. The people commenting on this page are rude, disrespectful and ignorant. As a mother I know the need for healthy food choices, and the reckless youngsters commenting on this page are horrible. I am not impressed.


Teen16Mom 3 years ago

I love to feed my kids lard to be nice and healthy.


Simba 3 years ago

@loving mother I agree completely. some people need to respect others.


Anon 3 years ago

stop all of you right this instant!!!


Hubpages Editor - Mark Peterson 3 years ago

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Mere 3 years ago

I like chocolate ball a lot.....

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