Sunday, August 24, 2014

Move Over M & Ms


Move Over M & Ms



As we've been learning in Health class, food products loaded with sugar are detrimental to our health. Eating lots of sugar can lead to obesity, diabetes, emotional issues, among others. I agree with the city of Chicago in their idea of replacing sugary foods in vending machines with more healthy options. It would be wonderful if I could go to vending machine on campus and purchase a bag of nuts, instead of a bag of Hot Cheetos. However, I wonder if this might be infringing on people's freedom of choice?

Should people be allowed to have the choice to eat healthy or not healthy, or should cities impose good health upon them?

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  2. Personally I believe that kids should be given the choice to eat what they want because it is OUR responsibility to decide what is right. At this age in our lives, we should know what is right and healthy to eat so therefore I think schools should offer all types of foods to eat and be able to choose what we want to eat.

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  3. I think even though obesity is a problem in America, we should get the choice to eat healthy or not.

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  4. People should have the choice to eat what they want to eat. Like here at school, I think they should have a choice between regular rice crispy treats and whole grain ones because I hate the whole grain rice crispy treats. It only makes me wait til I get home to pig out so I don't know why they're always trying to be so healthy here. Just give the people what they want because they will continue to eat that food at home or even bring it from home.

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  5. I believe that kids and adults have the right to choose what goes in their body. However they should also have healthy snacks to choose.

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  7. In my opinion instead of eliminating all unhealthy choices of snacks, what is more important is making people aware of the affect. If people realize that they don't want the consequences of consuming unhealthy snacks whatsoever, then they would be less likely to purchase those foods. Therefore health education is extremely important.

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  8. In my opinion, people have their choice what food goes in their stomach. If they want to eat unhealthy food, that is their choice. If they want to eat healthy food, that is their choice. This is a lifestyle health choice.

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  9. While everyone else is making valid points the real issue is that cities do "choose" what food you will buy. By this I mean that one of the huge reasons people purchase less healthy food is the price. If healthy food was cheaper, or both types were equal in price, more people would choose what's good for them.

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  10. kids should have the right to choose what food goes into their stomach. they should put unhealthy snacks and also health snacks together so the kids can choose what they want to eat.

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  11. I feel like it would be better if both options were available

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  12. even though healthy eating choices are often hard for most people to do, i agree with the people above that both should be offered and its up to the individual to chose

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  13. I believe that people should have the choice of what type of snack they want whether it's unhealthy or healthy. Therefore, there should always be the option of both available.

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  14. I believe that there should be healthy and unhealthy foods in a vending machine and it is up the person to chose the right thing. Then again, many people would choose the unhealthy food which wouldn't be very good for their health. But Times for Kids shouldn't be just focusing on food in vending machines, because how about vending machines with soda that also has a ton of sugar?

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  15. I feel that there should be both healthy and unhealthy foods in vending machines. This way people have the freedom to choose what they want. Ultimately, it is up to the individual to decide whether or not they want to be healthy, but quite frankly, people that are truly concerned about their health do not usually eat from vending machines.

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  16. To me, it seems apparent that people are creating arguments where they simply aren't needed. Although the majority of snacks present in vending machines are unhealthy, people are aware of the risks taken when consuming unhealthy food. People should also have a right to buy and eat whatever foods that they want. On a different note, introducing a healthier range of foods into vending machines would also help pacify one side of the argument and would help keep everybody satisfied with their options.

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  17. I personally believe that there should be a variety of options in the vending machines. that way there would be no controversy if kids have the freedom to choose what they want to eat in the vending machines. if there is a variety of foods then it will be up to the kids to decide if they want to eat healthy or not

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  18. I believe that people should have the choice to choose between healthy and unhealthy snacks from the vending machines. People have the freedom to choose what they want to eat, so provide healthy and unhealthy snacks and let people decide for themselves.

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  19. While having healthy foods in vending machines can promote healthy eating, junk food should still be available to eat. Sometimes, when a kid is having a rough day, some nice wafer crackers would be a great snack to cheer up their day. However, healthy food should not dominate the vending machines, and junk food should be available to those who want it, so a choice can be made.

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  20. I agree that exchanging fatty snacks with healthier ones are a better choice because obesity is a major health concern in our country, however, I don't think it is affective. Most students will eat what they are accustomed to eating at home, so students will choose to consume a bag of salty chips over a bag of nuts.

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  21. I do believe having healthier snacks as an option is a good idea, but excluding ALL fatty snacks is unnecessary. Not all healthy snacks taste great and some people can pig out every once in awhile. I say have a variety and people can make their own decisions on if they want to be healthy or not.

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  22. I agree with Stewart. There should always be the option of a junk food or a healthy food. If that wasn't possible than we wouldn't have the freedom to choose, which is a big part of growing from our right or wrong choices

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  23. I think having healthy foods in vending machines is a good idea, but I don't think getting rid of all fatty foods is what should be done they should keep some fatty foods and replace half or so with more healthier choices. Sort of like what Mia was saying. it all comes down to having choices and if someone wants to have a fatty food snack instead of a healthier choice than that's their choice.

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