Will banning junk food from

@Miranda (728)
South Africa
October 10, 2006 6:28am CST
Will banning junk food from schools prevent childhood obesity?
9 responses
@ilse72 (1454)
• United States
14 Oct 06
No, it won't prevent it but it is a start. However, parents must also furnish healthy diets at home and encourage exercise. Too many children today are indoors and in front of the computer or game systems. They need to spend time outdoors playing sports for fun, riding a bike, or any other physical exercise. Also keep in mind that some childhood obesity has medical causes. (I'm an R.N.)
• Canada
14 Oct 06
I agree completely, and would just like to add that the role of parents and what they teach their children about nutrition and a healthy lifestyle is paramount to any other influence on our children. And although obesity is often associated with a poor diet as allowed/provided by the parents, their are many "skinny kids" out there who are not being taught proper diet and exercise skills as well. I think everyone could stand to eat less "junk" and more healthy, whole and nutrient-rich foods.
@Miranda (728)
• South Africa
15 Oct 06
thanx for your response
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
7 Nov 06
No, I don't believe it will, although I'm totally for banning junkfood in schools. I don't think foods that are not healthy and conducive to learning should be sold in schools. I think childhood obesity problems, more often than not, are the fault of the parents not feeding their children properly and not ensuring their children are exercising or leading active lives.
@kdarrell (1566)
• Canada
14 Oct 06
I don't think banning junk food from schools will prevent childhood obestiy, but it would certainly help in promoting healthier living. The problem is when they get home, they are still able to access the junk food.
@tether (411)
• South Africa
14 Oct 06
Only while they are not at school, you cant control what they eat before or after
@Betso221 (1702)
• India
14 Oct 06
I dont tink that junk food can b related vit child obesity cause childrens they tend to get food from home. So many children they has junk food do they all suffer from child obesity.
@code_11 (902)
• Nigeria
14 Oct 06
to an extent it can at least is a step forward
@tater03 (1765)
• United States
14 Oct 06
It won't prevent it but I do think it would help in the situation of childhood obesity.
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
14 Oct 06
Childhood obesity has too many causes for this to be a cure, but it's a step in the right direction.
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
14 Oct 06
Childhood obesity has too many causes for this to be a cure, but it's a step in the right direction.