Apple automats in school

@Dolcerina (3380)
Hungary
February 23, 2007 8:24am CST
1-2 years ago a Hungarian company found out the apple-automats, which were appreciated by the hungarian schools . In my country it is alredy forbidden to sell sweets and unhealthy meals in the school canteens- thanking for the Ministry of Youth and Health. I wonder if it is only a Hungarian specialty, or does it work in the same way in other country? Does your children buy their food in the school, or what do you put to their bag? Can you check, or select what they eat for lunch? Is there any rule for canteens?
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
23 Feb 07
in norway the kids bring lunshboxes to school. Many schools have milk and fruit subscriptions: parents pay a yearly fee, and the kids get fruit and milk every day. i think it is so important that the schools ofer healthy food for the students. the food habits you get as a child will have great impact on what you choose to eat later in life. Good habits as a child goes a long way towards ensuring a healthy diet as an adult. Sounds like Hungary has found a great way of getting healthy food to its schoolkids.
@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
23 Feb 07
The norwegian solution sounds good too. thanks
@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
24 Feb 07
When I was growing up and going to school in Denmark, we mostly brought our food from home in a lunch box. However, there were automats where we could buy milk and juice OR the parents could take a subscription for the whole year, so you just picked up your milk for lunch every day. We were not supposed to have chocolate or candy in school, but some of the kids would run across the street to the train station and get it at the kiosk there.
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@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
24 Feb 07
Thanks for the Danish information :)
• Portugal
24 Feb 07
In Portugal you can if you have an all day school and you live far from home you have to eat in the school canteens. In some school you only have a choice, in others you can choose between meat or fish (I usually pick fish). You can always give something to your children to take to school in order to make a snack maybe some fruits. The problem is that kids don't like to take things from home to school, they think it's uncool. And then they end buying chips and things that are not good for their health.
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@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
24 Feb 07
The apple automat is for just that . Because it became cool in the schools :)
@Levente (54)
23 Feb 07
In UK the not-so-caring parents puts crisps,kitkats and other sweets in their lunchbox anyway.Jamie Oliver -whom I personally hate because the way he swearing all the time in his programs- is struggling to improve the quality of the canteen food which nationwide is full of fried things like chips and other "terribles". Ps: It spells ALREADY not alredy!
@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
24 Feb 07
oh yes.... thanks brada thanks for your experiences too
@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
23 Feb 07
in your other post i said that school in the us now ban soda and candy and other unhealthy snack and replace them with juice water and fruit, seem to work out pretty good, i think they need to cut back on item like pizza and fried stuff in school too, those has tons of fat and unhealthy for kids, they should have them like once a month i think it would be good. but i am not sure how would that work, since i am not in school anymore
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@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
24 Feb 07
thank you adidas again
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
23 Feb 07
Some of the time I pack my sons lunch. The school does offer a hot breakfast and lunch every day. They are fairly healthy as it is required they be a balanced meal. They only sell milk and water to drink at lunch.
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@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
23 Feb 07
As I see you are from the USA, thank you for information.
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@Perry2007 (2229)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
It is good that you have that in your country, here we dont have that, so the parents will have to personally train their kids not to buy sweets, or otherwise bring them good food
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@alchemistrx (2577)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
Our department of health as well as the department of education is making a move about what the children eat during their meal times in school so I hope their doing it for the health of the children.
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@shywolf (4523)
• United States
23 Feb 07
When I was in school awhile back, we could either bring our lunch or buy it at school. I usually bought a school lunch each day. If we did buy our lunches at school, no our parents couldn't pick what we ate. They just had a set menu that was different for each day of the week. I never found the school food to be all that bad or unhealthy, no matter how much it seems like some people like to joke around about how awful school meals can be. I quite enjoyed most of my school meals.
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
9 Aug 07
I think it's a great idea! Here in Romania all you see in schools is kids with chips bags and all that kind of junk food. We have a program called "The milk and beagle program" financed by The Ministry of Education, that provides a milk-based and a wheat flower-based product (like a yogurt and a croissant, etc.), depending on the school. But you can often see children playing with this food they get or throwing it away and then they go and buy chips or snacks from the shop inside the school or across the road...
@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
9 Aug 07
I think it must be the parents' mistake. I buy chips or snacks about twice in a year for my son. He never drinks coke, or such drinks with sugar. But I do not drink it either! I try to eat and drink healthy, but of course it is depending on money sometimes.
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
9 Aug 07
Oftentimes, the parents don't even bother to pack something for the kids. They just hand them over money and tell them to buy something to eat. And guess what the lids like the most?