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Debate Should soda/pop/soft drinks/cola be sold in high schools?

86 fans picked:
Yes
   66%
No
   34%
 katiemariie posted over a year ago
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katiemariie picked No
katiemariie picked No:
In California it is illegal to sell pop on public school campuses. My school's vending machines used to sell Coca-Cola, Mr. Pibb, Sprite, and even Coca-Cola's energy drink Vault. The vending machines now sell Powerade, juice, and water. Sales have remained steady.

I think it's a fine idea. Freshman are annoying enough without the excess sugar and caffeine.
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tvman picked Yes
tvman picked Yes:
I hate it that people are trying to do this. We are suppose to be growing up and being more responsible, and yet the school boards still thinks that we aren't responsible enough to choose what we want to drink at lunch. It sickens me.
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DarkSarcasm picked Yes
DarkSarcasm picked Yes:
How else are the kids gonna stay awakie?
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R-S-Lee picked Yes
R-S-Lee picked Yes:
If they try to take away my pop, I swear to god that I will cut them...
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Amoora picked No
Amoora picked No:
I think we get a lot of it outside school, and it'll just be too much to have it at school aswell.
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amazondebs picked Yes
amazondebs picked Yes:
why can't they have a few options of fizzy drinks, fruit drinks, smoothies a and water like they at our college
that way people can chose what they want
i think maybe younger kids in younger school shouldn't have the option but that's completley different
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dazl picked Yes
dazl picked Yes:
They got rid of it in my old school, and while we all had water, the rush to get Coke and Lucozade to keep us going through three intense Leaving Cert double classes was unbelievable.
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Lunaste picked No
Lunaste picked No:
I think they should sell LESS of it. We have the same problem with food in our cafeteria, meaning that they sell a LOT of fried meaty stuff on soft buns, and they had one tiny plate with two apples and a banana and some healthy sandwiches (but they don't taste that good). Ofcourse everyone buys the unhealthy stuff then, since it's cheaper and tastier. I'm really glad that they started giving us more options, so instead of chocolate I can now buy fruit yoghurt.

I don't think you should forbid schools to sell fizzy drinks, but I think you should have some healthy options as well (preferably more healthy food and drinks than unhealthy ones).
I personally only drink water, so I'm happy if they have a machine with fresh water :)
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Quinzark picked No
Quinzark picked No:
i agree with Lunaste. & they should be aloud bring there own also. There should be a better choice of healthy food & drink rather than a ban on Fizzy drinks etc. I hate the idea of Prohibition (it didn't work anyway) heh
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Cinders picked Yes
Cinders picked Yes:
I meant to respond to this last night. I think schools should sell healthier drinks, alongside pop drinks. It gives kids the choice, and sometimes you just really, really crave a soda.

Or, in short, I agree with Lunaste and Quiznark. But I chose yes because I agree with STILL selling fizzy drinks.
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ineedcoffee picked No
ineedcoffee picked No:
ok come on I have nothing against soft drinks but on the side of schools if you cant go a couple of hours without them then maybe you should ask yourself wow am I leaning too much on them.
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amazondebs picked Yes
amazondebs picked Yes:
lol this coming from someone who's name is ineedcoffee lol oh i love the irony!!!
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hekissedmyhand picked No
hekissedmyhand picked No:
HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP KILLS! too bad it's in EVERYTHING. (even ketchup)
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greekthegeek picked Yes
greekthegeek picked Yes:
in middle schools and elementry however, it's different. in my middle school kids are addicted to the vending machine. i don't want to think what'll happen to the pop machines. kids love to drink the flavoured water. hopefully in high school you'll have the matureity to not go crazy. with common sense, you should drink your milk and water etc.

but if ur addicted to pop and can't function without it then you have some issues. like ineedcoffee said. and i agree, they should have also choices like gatorade, propel, smoothies. i almost want to pick no on this one.

plus, it helps the schools economy :D
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Snerkie picked Yes
Snerkie picked Yes:
i drink it during school but when i get home i don't drink it often. I thought it was just a "oh i like the taste" but i stopped drinking it in holidays and realised i had no energy and could barely get out of bed for a few hours without getting tired :\ And there's worse stuff, if you get rid of soft drink you have to get rid of all fatty foods, etc.
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Zerstoren picked No
Zerstoren picked No:
No. Its extremely unhealthy and promotes a bad lifestyle. If you want to ruin your health by all means, do it on your own time. Don't dangle it in front of kids. Besies I think its sickening how schools get paid to keep this Absolute crap inside their cafeterias.

want to teach responsibility? How about the adults show some by not exchanging welfare of students in exchange for money.

Might seem extreme, but any reasonable person knows Soda is bad for you. Nothing good can come from drinking it. And while i'm all for people's rights to be idiots, lets not make it an easy path.
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Snerkie picked Yes
Snerkie picked Yes:
Mobile phones are bad for you...microwaves are bad for you...the sun is bad for you...playing video games is bad for you...watching tv is bad for you...using the computer is bad for you...candy is bad for you ;) it's about the same badness as soda can do for you, both sugary and ready to rot your teeth

Oh and i don't think you (Zerstoren) needed to call people that like soda idiots as more than half the people that have voted on this said yes to it...
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Zerstoren picked No
Zerstoren picked No:
Just because a lot of people agree on something doesn'tmake it right ;)

I don't understand why people insist on destroying themselves with things like soda, junk food, smoking, alcohol and and other silly things when they *know* there is no benefit other than a small pleasure that fades too quickly for a price too steep. Where is the willpower?

And no, the sun, tv, and video games do not destroy your body. Its the lack of exercise or irresponsibility when it comes to sunscreen that does the harm.
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JTYork120 picked Yes
JTYork120 picked Yes:
you should be able to get a soda if you want caffine is a very mild stimulant and theres not even that much in the average soda
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ineedcoffee picked No
ineedcoffee picked No:
oh by the way debs I drink decaf I just like the taste of coffee not to mention the smell. I also don't drink colas and I try to stay away from caffeine as much as possible this is for my health.there are reasons if you need to know what they are message me and I'll tell you.
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xhis14 picked Yes
xhis14 picked Yes:
Meh, our school has a huge variety of drinks, including pop. It seems that everything sells evenly enough. They also made the price higher for pop while water/juice/health drinks are all a little bit lower. I guess its to discourage the students from buying sugary drinks.
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duckey94 picked Yes
duckey94 picked Yes:
If we get fat and unhealthy, it/s our own damn fault! We should be allowed to make that choice.
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Angria picked Yes
Angria picked Yes:
Middle school, I can understand. However, high school? I think they are mature enough to make a simple drink choice. Plus, I know I would not have survived high school without caffeine to keep me going!
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bri-marie picked Yes
bri-marie picked Yes:
We had our school board do this to us when I was in high school. We had this big protest and some genius (and I don't mean this literally) pointed out that their reasoning for stopping the sale of pop (they were trying to make us "healthier") would not work as they were still giving us the same nasty, fatty, foods for lunch. They hadn't changed the menu at all. If this is the case, then, no, they should keep the pop.
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ColieAnne91 picked Yes
ColieAnne91 picked Yes:
well if it would say middle or elementary schools i would say NO. but high school the kids are practically adults so YES.
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xDark_Angelx picked Yes
xDark_Angelx picked Yes:
Sodapop isn't completely unheathly. It's certainly not great to have five times a day, but really, there's nothing I see that would be considered illegal about Cokes. Sometimes, a heathly choice is great, but there are days where we really need a soda, perhaps because we crave one, or we just need a little caffeine in our system to wake us up.

The only problem might be is that soda can go flat in a few hours, probably less, unless you drink it quickly, and many classes won't even let you drink it. Of course, there's always in between classes. So, I don't why schools would prohibit selling them. They could bring their own, but ones in school are probably right from the fridge or a cooler, better than one that was last in the fridge thirty minutes ago.
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cassie-1-2-3 picked Yes
cassie-1-2-3 picked Yes:
Personally, I couldn't get through the school day without soda for medical reasons.
I needed it to keep my blood sugar up and avoid passing out. Sugar free apple juice didn't usually make the cut.
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Renarimae picked Yes
Renarimae picked Yes:
Why the heck not? I personally don't like the fact that high schools have become so obsessed with the whole soda thing. Sure it has sugar and stuff, but just drinking some at school isn't going to cause kids to drop dead during the school day. I mean, it's good that they care about nutrition, but now they're just nutrition nazis. There are kids who shouldn't drink soda and it's not the healthiest thing in the world, but that doesn't mean that you have to ban it for everyone. I don't like the government's "one size fits all" bullcrap. Let me eat or drink what I want!
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