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

Updated on April 26, 2011

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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      Mere 4 years ago

      I like chocolate ball a lot.....

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      Hubpages Editor - Mark Peterson 4 years ago

      This website will be terminated in the next 30 seconds. Please leave now to reset the intranet.

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      Anon 4 years ago

      stop all of you right this instant!!!

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      Simba 4 years ago

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

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      Teen16Mom 4 years ago

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

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      Loving Mother 4 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.

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      Simba 4 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.

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      RonTheWeasel 4 years ago

      You are a Meanie!

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      HermioneCantDrive 4 years ago

      Shut Up you poo face

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      Harry Potter 4 years ago

      EXPELLIARMUS!

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      HoMeBe 4 years ago

      going all CSI are you?

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      Voldemort 4 years ago

      AVADA KEDAVRA!

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      Cedric diggory 4 years ago

      Please stop this it is a violation of the law

      I will be reporting this to the police for futher investigations

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      HubPagesEditor 4 years ago

      Get off this website now I ask you.

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      HoMeBe 4 years ago

      Hosey you are a creep

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      Mufasa 4 years ago

      That is rude.

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      oijfrsjnhlgf 4 years ago

      COMMENT

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      willyhead 4 years ago

      Shut up biatch

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      Simba 4 years ago

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

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      ksugtfdjylg 4 years ago

      That is not hosey ^

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      Hosey 4 years ago

      I know where you live

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      trolol 4 years ago

      Oi I hate you

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      pooey poo 5 years ago

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

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      Simati 5 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

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      RANDom 5 years ago

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

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      ruby 5 years ago

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

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      i drive an orange van :) 5 years ago

      I like little puppies. that website is good belly bob

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      belly bob 5 years ago

      see this website and you will agree henry ;D

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

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      henry 5 years ago

      no, get off

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      hubpageseditor 5 years ago

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

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      belly bob 5 years ago

      GET OF MY website Henry :(

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      belly bob 5 years ago

      Junkfood is awsome

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      henry 5 years ago

      get off my website

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      ruby 5 years ago

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

      NOW!

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      orange van 5 years ago

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

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      orange van 5 years ago

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

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      claire 5 years ago

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

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      claire 5 years ago

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

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      ruby 5 years ago

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

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      belly bob 5 years ago

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

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      orange van thingo 5 years ago

      hello

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      ruby 5 years ago

      HEY

      orange van person

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      i drive an orange van :) 5 years ago

      Hello ruby, get off this site

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      ruby 5 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?"

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      i drive an orange van :) 5 years ago

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

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      ruby 5 years ago

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

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      i drive an orange van :) 5 years ago

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

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      ruby 5 years ago

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

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      ruby 5 years ago

      :( THAT'S NOT VERY NICE btw im doin some hw and was wondering if u believe if pandas should be allowed in zoos

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      i drive an orange van :) 5 years ago

      ruby shut up!

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      ruby 5 years ago

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

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      i drive an orange van :) 5 years ago

      Hubpages is awesome!

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      belly bob 5 years ago

      we are not kids! :)

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      i drive an orange van :) 5 years ago

      we arent kids! :)

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      Ebony 5 years ago

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

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      blare 5 years ago

      GET OFF

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      i drive an orange van :) 5 years ago

      claire should leave!

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      i drive a orange van :) 5 years ago

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

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      jellybean 5 years ago

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

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      i drive a orange van :) 5 years ago

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

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      Rebecca 5 years ago

      I agree got OFF!

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      Claire 5 years ago

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

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      samantha 5 years ago

      i agree with claire get off the website

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      Katrina 5 years ago

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

      Claire

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      claire 5 years ago

      get off here

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      i drive an orange van :) 5 years ago

      why??

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      i drive and orange van :) 5 years ago

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

      it will make you agree with me :)

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      Claire 5 years ago

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

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      sandwich 5 years ago

      i like potato chips not brocolli

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      Samantha 5 years ago

      I agree with claire it is wrong

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      jellybean 5 years ago

      healthy food tastes like boogers

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      Claire 5 years ago

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

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      kindy 5 years ago

      me neither partner

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      i drive an orange van :) 5 years ago

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

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      Belly bob 5 years ago

      Don't do it it's wrong

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      fatty foods 5 years ago

      biggest loser here i come!! :D

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      i drive an orange van :) 5 years ago

      come into my fast food van.....

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      i drive an orange van :) 5 years ago

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

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      belly bob 5 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.

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      fatty foods 5 years ago

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

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      Ms Linke 5 years ago

      Hello,

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

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      i drive an orange van :) 5 years ago

      i love to feed my kids oil and grease :)

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      KINDY 5 years ago

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

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      kindy 5 years ago

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

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      healthy food rocks! 5 years ago

      healthy food rocks!healthhealthy food rocks!y fohealthy food rocks!od rocks!healthy food rocks!

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      big belly!! 5 years ago

      hahahah i love to be fattt!

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      kindy 5 years ago

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

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      belly bob 5 years ago

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

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      fatty boom ba 5 years ago

      that's good ^^

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      kindy 5 years ago

      ya, me too

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      fatty boom ba 5 years ago

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

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      belly bob 5 years ago

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

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      fatty boom ba 5 years ago

      I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!

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      kindy 5 years ago

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

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      belly bob 5 years ago

      Junkfood is cool and da bomb

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      kindy 5 years ago

      junk foods rock

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      James 6 years ago

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

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      James 6 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.

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      Gina Thomas 6 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.