School Board Considers Banning Soda

School Board Considers Banning Soda

There are 15 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Aug 18, 2010, titled School Board Considers Banning Soda. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

The Alamance County Board of Education is considering removing caffenated sugary soft drinks from public schools.

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Its Me

Utica, KY

#1 Aug 18, 2010
Just don't take away the Cheerwine filled Doughnuts
citizen lonnie

Greensboro, NC

#2 Aug 18, 2010
WELL it is about time they took soft drinks out of schools. When i was in school we never had soft drinks like we do now. What ever happen to GOOD OLD COLD WATER. I don't think i ever gained a ounce if weight drinking GOOD OLD COLD WATER. SOFT DRINKS MAKE YOU SOFT and PUGGY.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#3 Aug 18, 2010
If kids can't have the drinks until the end of the day,then why remove the machines. As long as they are not drinking soda's in class and at lunch, leave them alone.
who cares

Greensboro, NC

#4 Aug 18, 2010
Must be a slow news day
Kevin

Richmond, VA

#5 Aug 18, 2010
get real people quit trying to control people kids or not tired of agenda driven policies invading our schools.
Kevin

Richmond, VA

#6 Aug 18, 2010
citizen lonnie wrote:
WELL it is about time they took soft drinks out of schools. When i was in school we never had soft drinks like we do now. What ever happen to GOOD OLD COLD WATER. I don't think i ever gained a ounce if weight drinking GOOD OLD COLD WATER. SOFT DRINKS MAKE YOU SOFT and PUGGY.
move to a socialist country quit trying to tell me or the kids how to live, we weren't fat in our days because we were OUTSIDE playing, running, Etc. what makes these kids soft now is parents let them sit in their rooms 24/7 playing stupid video games turning into vegetables.....
schoolworker

Asheboro, NC

#7 Aug 18, 2010
I work in a school system that will not allow students to have soft drink at any time of the day. The students are not even allowed to go buy a soda for a teacher. When soda is spilled by students it creates more work on the custodiums. I do not feel it is fair for some students to be able buy drinks and otherscan't due to the fact they do not haven any money for drinks
z-force

Greensboro, NC

#8 Aug 19, 2010
Kevin wrote:
<quoted text>
move to a socialist country quit trying to tell me or the kids how to live, we weren't fat in our days because we were OUTSIDE playing, running, Etc. what makes these kids soft now is parents let them sit in their rooms 24/7 playing stupid video games turning into vegetables.....
"You hit the nail on the head"....
not good

Wallburg, NC

#9 Aug 19, 2010
Kevin wrote:
<quoted text>
move to a socialist country quit trying to tell me or the kids how to live, we weren't fat in our days because we were OUTSIDE playing, running, Etc. what makes these kids soft now is parents let them sit in their rooms 24/7 playing stupid video games turning into vegetables.....
I agree with you! However I feel that IT is dangerous for kids to go out and play now a day's. Times have changed!!!!
ncmom

Greensboro, NC

#10 Aug 19, 2010
schoolworker wrote:
I work in a school system that will not allow students to have soft drink at any time of the day. The students are not even allowed to go buy a soda for a teacher. When soda is spilled by students it creates more work on the custodiums. I do not feel it is fair for some students to be able buy drinks and otherscan't due to the fact they do not haven any money for drinks
My kids aren't fat (in fact they have very low BMI's, the youngest's is 16 and the oldest's is 17) and they love Mountain Dew. They aren't couch potatoes and are very active.

If I CHOOSE to allow my kids to have a soft drink it's none of anybodys business as long as they aren't hurting anyone else.

As far as the "fair" issue, It's my responsibility to "provide" for my children. If other children can't "afford" a soft drink why should it be my concern. I expect most of those kids who can't afford a soft drink are better dressed and their parents drive nicer cars than I do.

I don't think it's up to any school (government) administration to tell me how to raise my children.
Hardworking Citizen

High Point, NC

#11 Aug 19, 2010
I was in High school in the early 90's and our school had soft drink machines outstide the gym. However these machines were only turned on after school hours and when athletic functions were going on.

In my opinion it is not the drink machines and the school food making our kids overweight, it is the parents who drive their kids to fast food restaurants every night instead of feeding them healthy home cooked meals. When I was growing up you ate what momma cooked and put on the table on you went hungry. We did not get to go out to eat unless it was a special occasion. This is a practice I continue today with my own kids.
Ashleigh

High Point, NC

#12 Aug 19, 2010
We didn't have soda when I was in high school, no machines either. But they did have more drink options than just water. What these schools, mostly high schools, need to focus on is the fact that most of the kids will go through the lunch line and get just a large thing of fries and a cookie. Yes I was guilty of this. Another popular thing was getting melted cheese, meant for the nachos, put on your fries.

And I agree with Kevin 100%. Parents nowadays do not make their kids be active. Most children would rather play on the computer or a video game console than run around outside...it's a shame
davidson county

High Point, NC

#13 Aug 19, 2010
I bet Obama is behind this!!!

“Cynical Scumbag”

Since: Jan 10

Lima Peru

#14 Aug 19, 2010
When we stupid people learn that kids, and adults, are going to whatever they want. Silly little rules are not going to change anything.

Mad Dog 20/20 wasn't served at school, but I had plenty of it in the parking lot. Neither was pot, coke..........

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#15 Aug 19, 2010
Hardworking Citizen wrote:
I was in High school in the early 90's and our school had soft drink machines outstide the gym. However these machines were only turned on after school hours and when athletic functions were going on.
In my opinion it is not the drink machines and the school food making our kids overweight, it is the parents who drive their kids to fast food restaurants every night instead of feeding them healthy home cooked meals. When I was growing up you ate what momma cooked and put on the table on you went hungry. We did not get to go out to eat unless it was a special occasion. This is a practice I continue today with my own kids.
Totally agree. I too was in highschool in the early 90's. This is how it is in our house too. If you are hungry, youd better eat what I fix, otherwise, go hungry.

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