Name:Subject: Instructor: Date: Food Choices in Schools Introduction The issues of childhood obesity and schools feeding programs have attracted the attention of many people in the country in the recent past. Despite many efforts that are coordinated by many advocacy groups children in the country continue to suffer from unhealthy eating. Therefore there is need to control what the children take while in schools to ensure that they only take what is good for their health. For this case study the district is considering to ban the vending machines in the schools to ensure that the students take a controlled diet. The main aim of the policy is to reduce the cases of obesity in schools. However the concerned is about taking the rights of controlling what the children take from the children themselves as well as the revenues. Therefore the district can fund afternoon activities which can be important in controlling the body weight among the school going children. Based on the laws on children health and eating the right to decide on food choices and the available opportunities I would vote against the decision to ban the vending machines. I would rather advise the district to promote the afternoon activities to reduce the cases of obesity among school-going children. Work Cited Act Healthy Hunger-Free Kids. "Of 2010." Authorizes funding and sets policy for (2010). Furrow Barry et al. Health law. West Academic 2014. Office of the Press Secretary “President Obama Signs Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 into Law". The White House. December 13 2010. Web. Accessed March 26 2018 from https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2010/12/13/president-obama-signs-healthy-hunger-free-kids-act-2010-lawPoppendieck Janet. Free for all: Fixing school food in America. Vol. 28. University of California Press 2011. [...]
The school district in which you live is considering banning vending machines from all schools in the district. You sit on the district's board. You are aware of the dangers presented by childhood obesity, but you also are concerned about taking control of children's food choices from them and their parents or guardians and handing it to the government. Further, you know that the school district is able to provide important afternoon activities as a result of the funds it receives from vending sales and corporate advertising revenues. How would you vote? Explain that decision.