When was the last timeyou purchased or actually ate something from a vending machine? Vending machines should be banned from schools for many reasons. For example, vending machines can increase school littering, affects student’s behavior in a negative way, and can affect student’s health. Vending machines increase student bullying and cause students to feel uneasy because of the thoughts and the words they receive from buying the healthy food rather than buying the unhealthy food. Also, vending machines are causing childhood obesity. How do vending machines affect people in a lot of different ways? Vending machines come with a price not the on the foods labels, but a price that will affect you in the future. The problem with having vending machines in schools they are affecting student’s health According to Christie Nelson, associate editor research source: journal of adolescent health. “Researchers looked at the food sold in vending machines at 152 schools and the dietary behavior of 5,930 students. They found that the overwhelming majority of the schools- a whopping 83% sold foods having minimal nutritional value, such as sodas, sweets, and chips.” This evidence shows that most students when given the option between healthy food and junk food they would get the junk food. Out of 5,930 students, 83% of them are more likely to have problems with their weight in the future. This is just one reason why vending machines should be banned in schools. I found this web site regarding more of reasons why they should be banned.
Vending Machines Equal Bullying
Another reason why vending machines should be banned is because they can trigger kids behavior. Not only are vending machines poisoning youth’s health but they can also lead to giving attitude to their parents’. Youth don’t like feeling left out so they feel obligated to buy food from vending machines. According to Calgaryherald.com an articles by Linda Guzman says “Some kids will go through a phrase of starving themselves because their friend is doing it”. This will affect student’s behavior in a negative way because they would ask their parents for money and if they say no, they might give them attitude. Students are wasting their parent’s money just because they want to fit in with the cool kids. It might also affect kids to steal their parent’s money just to be “cool”.
Many people might say vending machines are good because they support schools and supply food to students. Vending machines are like a year round fundraiser supported by student with the craving for a snack. According to an article by Tasleem Jackson on teenink.com it states, “Another good reason to have vending machines in school is to help school profit. With the money a school makes in a vending machine, they could buy new school supplies/equipment.” Although this may be true, vending machines are creating an unhealthy environment in schools. Having vending machines in schools could lead to littering, bullying, obesity, and even starvation. For example if a student could not afford to buy food from a vending machine they could be picked on for eating school lunch therefore they would rather starve themselves and not eat at all. Also littering is a huge problem for schools with vending machines. If students already littered with broken school supply and lunch packaging, having vending machines in schools are like giving them more trash to throw around. Today,students are not concerned with finding a trashcan; it’s considered “Lame”. Ezinarticle.com shares, “Schools with Vending machines have more trash than schools without.” This proves that vending machines are bad for the environment and produce trash.
To conclude, vending machines should be banned from all schools, because they affect student’s health, increase school littering, and can change students behavior in a negative way. Also, vending machines could increase the chances of childhood obesity. Vending Machines would increase student littering when a trashcan is not near students would throw their trash on the floor. Some students are forced to buy from the vending machines because other students make fun of them for grabbing school food. This is my reasons why vending machines should be banned from schools.