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03-04-2004 12:43 PM
SquarePeg
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Originally Posted by kpickell View Post

And loose all of the funding Coke and Pepsi funnel into the school system?! What would they do? Hold more bake sales? What's the proposed alternative?



I don't know about Pepsi - but I know that Coca-Cola is trying to approach this proactively (from a fiscal point of view) by encouraging schools to change over from soda to Minute Maid juices ... a couple of which at least are 100% juice.



They also have timers on the vending machines to keep them from dispensing soda before 1:00 PM - or whatever time the Federal regs require.



Isn't that nice of them?



Vending machines in schools must be really big money if Coke is already working on their strategies to keep their machines in schools.
03-04-2004 11:32 AM
toesonthenose my daughters middle school tried this in the beginning of the year...i forget the details, but basically they removed the crap from the caf and the vending machines and replaced it with 'healthier crap' and the parents freaked out - it made the front page news and they had to replace the program with the unhealthy stuff
03-04-2004 12:04 AM
mmoooo Lately my school has been only turning on the soda machines after noon. Actually, it's supposed to be 12:00-12:10, but no one turns them off after 12:10. They keep the Dasani water machine on all the time, though. This might just be because they don't want to deal with caffeine buzzed kids at 9 in the morning. I'm not sure how much money we get from the machines, but we're not starving for money or anything like that. I doubt we would be in too much trouble if we lost that funding, or it was relplaced.

- Sara
03-03-2004 06:02 PM
mayuko haha, nice picture mikie!



there are a couple of machines in our cafeteria with big bright pepsi logos plastered all over them.. they used to actually have pepsi in them! i hated giving money to corporate school sponsorship, but i used to like, suck down diet pepsis from that machine. they were only available after 2 pm though *shrug* but then all of a sudden they were replaced.. one's got like, dole or ocean spray or one of those brands of juices (actually i think it always did), and the one that previously had soda has a bunch of different flavors of gatorade, or you can get water. we recently got fruit2o and sobe energy drinks. i don't know, man, i feel like a hypocrite a lot of the time, always going off about corporate sponsorship of schools, but i love fruit2o and waste so much money on it there :/ oh well.
03-03-2004 01:49 AM
Walter Here's a picture I took in New Orleans a few weeks ago of a school. I think it's appropriate for this thread!
01-22-2004 04:10 PM
tearhsong2 I think one of the biggest issues is getting people involved. I think it's really sad that most people don't care enough about how much government funding goes into education to actually do anything about it. These are our children here, our future. As a society we all need to stop being lazy voters and activate ourselves in our communities. If the government won't fund it, there are other ways to get funds for schools--from our own pocketbooks if need be. Schools do accept donations.
01-21-2004 08:55 PM
bethanie
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Originally Posted by tearhsong2 View Post

The school doesn't need to be selling it to them.



Amen my dear! You hit the nail on the head.



B
01-21-2004 08:52 PM
shethatisnau My school is sponsored by pepsi, and while I agree that soda should be removed from schools, I'd rather see some vegetarian friendly and actually healthy food. My school is practically sponsored by fast food companies- spicy chicken sandwiches, pizza, burritos, french fries, etc. are all carted in from various vendors. None of it is even remotely healthy or edible for a vegan. I pack my own lunch, which saves money in the long run and all anyway, but it's still irritating- what about those days when I don't get a chance to pack a lunch and have to grab a couple bucks on the way out? I can't live on fritos. I can't imagine what my school's conditions would be like without pepsi's sponsorship- I don't agree with it, but I can live with it if it means we can actually have textbooks and enough desks.
01-21-2004 07:43 PM
Cissy I can't imagine how poor my school would be without them... we are dirt poor. However, I don't like the pop machines either. We have a milk machine and two juice/water machines too though. But half the juices are glorified Kool-Aid, and the milk is all full-fat.
01-21-2004 02:09 PM
NDvegan85
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Originally Posted by mikie View Post

I've read that a lot of times when schools ban soda from being sold it's simply just replaced with Sunny-D and other awful "fruit" juices which are no better for one's health.



Yeah I read this too that they are just being replaced by "juice drinks" that are as high or higher in calories and sugar content.
01-21-2004 01:00 PM
eggplant
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Originally Posted by DannyKass View Post

ugh I think its so wrong coke and pepsi sponsor schools, and advertise in them. But I suppose they do need to get the money from some where.... The idea of it just seems so crazy as we have NOTHING remotly like that here.



But if the problem is obesity and weight gain why don't they only have the diet verisons??





Well, I think the issue is health, not necessarily just obesity, and diet sodas are arguably even worse for you than regular sodas. In any case, in one of the richest countries in the world it's pathetic that schools have to resort to large corporations to educate children.
01-21-2004 08:33 AM
skarrlett It's a good idea. Actually, here in London, the school board nixed their contract with Pepsi so they won't be providing pop in elementary schools, even though the schools would be losing out on a percentage of the profit. I'm happy they decided to put kids health before money.
01-21-2004 08:14 AM
GhostUser The schools I attended never had them available, they had juice machines instead. I think kids will buy them regardless, but I do support them being removed from schools.
01-21-2004 07:11 AM
herbivore
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Originally Posted by Kreeli View Post

if it's so urgent, the government should funnel more money into the public school system, so that schools won't feel obligated to get funding from junk food manufacturers in order to operate.



Agreed. Get the soda and junk food out of the schools.
01-21-2004 01:25 AM
GhostUser ugh I think its so wrong coke and pepsi sponsor schools, and advertise in them. But I suppose they do need to get the money from some where.... The idea of it just seems so crazy as we have NOTHING remotly like that here.



But if the problem is obesity and weight gain why don't they only have the diet verisons??
01-21-2004 12:33 AM
kpickell And loose all of the funding Coke and Pepsi funnel into the school system?! What would they do? Hold more bake sales? What's the proposed alternative?
01-20-2004 11:54 PM
GhostUser Ewww soda...
01-20-2004 10:44 PM
Walter I've read that a lot of times when schools ban soda from being sold it's simply just replaced with Sunny-D and other awful "fruit" juices which are no better for one's health. Though soda-free schools are a great thing, what's really needed is health education starting in elementary schools and continued throughout high school which is coupled with healthy lunches and healthy contents in soda and snack machines.
01-20-2004 09:53 PM
Kreeli if it's so urgent, the government should funnel more money into the public school system, so that schools won't feel obligated to get funding from junk food manufacturers in order to operate.
01-20-2004 08:54 PM
tearhsong2 Here's the article:



http://www.cnn.com/2004/EDUCATION/01....ap/index.html



It's a good idea, IMO. If kids really want soda, they can bring it from home or drink it at home. The school doesn't need to be selling it to them.

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