New school nutrition rules make no sense

News Oct 20, 2010 Ancaster News

As a high school student, I have been experiencing the effects of the nutrition policy this school year.

My main issue with the nutrition policy is the fact all the vending machines have been changed over to diet pop, with the option to buy flavoured water.

When I go to school, I bring my own beverages. I refuse to pay for diet pop, which contains aspartame, a harmful sweetner taking the place of sugar.

Though the board is striving for healthier schools, there are inevitable flaws within their plan.

My suggestion is to replace all carbonated beverages with juices, instead. I applaud their efforts but encourage the nutrition policy to constantly be revised.

Jamie Darling, Lynden

New school nutrition rules make no sense

News Oct 20, 2010 Ancaster News

As a high school student, I have been experiencing the effects of the nutrition policy this school year.

My main issue with the nutrition policy is the fact all the vending machines have been changed over to diet pop, with the option to buy flavoured water.

When I go to school, I bring my own beverages. I refuse to pay for diet pop, which contains aspartame, a harmful sweetner taking the place of sugar.

Though the board is striving for healthier schools, there are inevitable flaws within their plan.

My suggestion is to replace all carbonated beverages with juices, instead. I applaud their efforts but encourage the nutrition policy to constantly be revised.

Jamie Darling, Lynden

New school nutrition rules make no sense

News Oct 20, 2010 Ancaster News

As a high school student, I have been experiencing the effects of the nutrition policy this school year.

My main issue with the nutrition policy is the fact all the vending machines have been changed over to diet pop, with the option to buy flavoured water.

When I go to school, I bring my own beverages. I refuse to pay for diet pop, which contains aspartame, a harmful sweetner taking the place of sugar.

Though the board is striving for healthier schools, there are inevitable flaws within their plan.

My suggestion is to replace all carbonated beverages with juices, instead. I applaud their efforts but encourage the nutrition policy to constantly be revised.

Jamie Darling, Lynden