Students need education not prohibition

News Nov 04, 2010 Ancaster News

Ontario's Education Ministry has deemed that in addition to banning all chocolate bars and pop from vending machines, and all “unhealthy” fast food from the cafeteria, sizes of chocolate milk cartons are also under the government's jurisdiction to regulate.

A difference must be made in Canada with our large percentage of obese children, however, this approach will not be met with success. Students need to be educated about eating a balanced diet instead of simply being prohibited from purchasing unhealthy foods at school and able to buy these foods at the corner store or bring them from home.

A change must be made to Ontario schools. Healthy snack alternatives should be a compulsory part of the children’s educations. Do authorities realize that the alternative for students who still wish to purchase junk food at school could be the student who sells it out of his locker and boasts over $300 in profit a week.

Tim Romyn, Ancaster

Students need education not prohibition

News Nov 04, 2010 Ancaster News

Ontario's Education Ministry has deemed that in addition to banning all chocolate bars and pop from vending machines, and all “unhealthy” fast food from the cafeteria, sizes of chocolate milk cartons are also under the government's jurisdiction to regulate.

A difference must be made in Canada with our large percentage of obese children, however, this approach will not be met with success. Students need to be educated about eating a balanced diet instead of simply being prohibited from purchasing unhealthy foods at school and able to buy these foods at the corner store or bring them from home.

A change must be made to Ontario schools. Healthy snack alternatives should be a compulsory part of the children’s educations. Do authorities realize that the alternative for students who still wish to purchase junk food at school could be the student who sells it out of his locker and boasts over $300 in profit a week.

Tim Romyn, Ancaster

Students need education not prohibition

News Nov 04, 2010 Ancaster News

Ontario's Education Ministry has deemed that in addition to banning all chocolate bars and pop from vending machines, and all “unhealthy” fast food from the cafeteria, sizes of chocolate milk cartons are also under the government's jurisdiction to regulate.

A difference must be made in Canada with our large percentage of obese children, however, this approach will not be met with success. Students need to be educated about eating a balanced diet instead of simply being prohibited from purchasing unhealthy foods at school and able to buy these foods at the corner store or bring them from home.

A change must be made to Ontario schools. Healthy snack alternatives should be a compulsory part of the children’s educations. Do authorities realize that the alternative for students who still wish to purchase junk food at school could be the student who sells it out of his locker and boasts over $300 in profit a week.

Tim Romyn, Ancaster