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- Should soda be banned in all schools? See all answers
- June 23, 2012 by sonettie
- Banning Soda in Schools -> sure if they take the steps for healthy replacements
and when I say healthy replacements, I mean more than sticking water fountains where the machines use to be with a note saying (please wash bottles before refilling -thx).
yes/no/maybe? Soda should be limited perhaps esp. to the younger kids who shouldn't be having caffeine anyway. Unless schools/gov/whomever will replace the soda vending machines with 'healthy' vending machines which will have juices, V8, milk (whole-2%-1% and skim) Soymilk, water, sugerfree or low sugar sports drinks and even sugar free kool-aid (or the packets for the water bottles), even sparkling water so if kids want the fizz of soda they can have it. Then soda isn't needed, well, soda isn't needed anyway, but there should be natural juices with its sugar content intact for diabetics who might need the quick fix, speaking as someone who is a Type 2 diabetic, there are times when blood sugars go insane and you need to have glucose or sugar to boost it up till you can eat, I drink juice when its available, more often than I care to admit however, I have to settle for sugared sodas to do the trick.