Ireland Irish Education Committee Report calls for vending machine ban in schools

09:35  12 july  2018
09:35  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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To conclude YES, vending machine junk food SHOULD be BANNED . Report Post. Should physical education be mandatory in school ? Should public high schools start to focus more on teaching practical skill sets, such as balancing checkbooks and investing, versus subjects such as American

Any decisions about what is sold in school vending machines should be determined at this level. Third, an important part of education is learning to make good choices. An across-the-board junk-food ban does not teach young people how to make healthy choices; it simply removes some of their

a screenshot of a video game: vending machine © Provided by Rex vending machine Junk food and sugary drinks should be BANNED from all Irish school tuck shops and canteens in bid to stop children getting fat - before it’s too late, a new report warned yesterday (wed).

And vending machines with the unhealthy foods and drinks should be removed from schools and banned for good to stop a childhood obesity epidemic.

The Joint Committee on Education and Skills says not just parents but schools should be involved in tackling problem of overweight kids.

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The reports says schools should promote healthy lifestyles and good nutrition and provide physical education to fight the fat.

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Schools should not ban junk food because students like me get hungry during class and need snack before next period so we can get energized again and work through the whole day .If it is because of fat some people aren't fat.That is why I don't think they should ban vending machines . Report Post.

Vending Machines in Schools . The normal eating schedule in today’s world is three meals per day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The report recommends that schools conduct their efforts by requiring effective physical education and Should Schools Banned Junk Food from Vending Machines .

A study last October, by the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration, revealed that almost a third of children in Ireland are deemed obese and that there had been a 10-fold increase in the rate of obesity among Irish boys between 1975 and 2016, and a nine-fold increase among Irish girls.

In 1975 just 1% of children in Ireland were classed as obese compared to 9% among girls and 10% among boys in 2017.

The ‘Report on tackling of obesity and the promotion of healthy eating in schools’ says now is the time to tackle the crisis.

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The recommendations include:

* getting rid of vending machines in schools that are stocked with unhealthy foods and drinks .

* banning all such junk food and drinks from school tuck shops and canteens.

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Doctors today urged the government to ban school vending machines that sell unhealthy fizzy The BMA called for a ban on all advertising of unhealthy food aimed at schoolchildren and urged Launching the report , the BMA's head of science and ethics, Dr Vivienne Nathanson, said this

The Report . Education . Federal regulations announced last week ban junk food such as Doritos and Pop-Tarts from school vending machines starting with the 2014-2015 school year.

* fresh drinking water should be provided for free.

* revenue from the sugar tax should be used to promote a healthy weight and active lifestyle.

* more activity for children at school break times.

The committee said fixed playgrounds in primary schools where possible should be given consideration by the Minister for Education.

Schools without access to physical education facilities should also be prioritised under the school building programme.

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Land and green spaces should also be protected so that schools can use them for sports and exercise.

Chair of the Joint Committee on Education and Skills, Fiona O’Loughlin said: “The Joint Committee is gravely concerned about prevalence of childhood obesity in Ireland and the potential for a future health epidemic.

“With this in mind, we decided to focus on producing a report that would make practical recommendations that could be incorporated in the Government’s plans for tackling childhood obesity.

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One of the UK's largest teaching unions is calling for schools to ban energy drinks from their premises. Darren Northcott, NASUWT national official for education , said: "Teachers have "They are readily available legal highs sold in vending machines , supermarkets and corner shops."

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“The Committee’s focus is on the measures that can be taken and implemented at school level, including greater access to physical education (P.E) and the banning of unhealthy snacks from school vending machines and canteens.

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“Childhood obesity is a problem across the developed world and it is a complex problem, in that it is driven by biological, behavioural, and contextual factors.

“The unaffordability of healthy foods in comparison to processed foods is an issue that needs to be tackled globally.

“In Ireland, if we are to deal with a problem which costs the State approximately €1 billion annually in treating individuals who are overweight or obese, it is essential that on-going and sustainable school programmes, teacher training, and training for communities and parents are in place to reverse obesity trends.”

She concluded: “The Committee hopes that this report will inform the Minister for Education’s policy development in this area and we look forward to seeing the implementation of some or all of our recommendations.”

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