Is no soft drinks or popcorn at football games going too far?
School Bans Coca-Cola at Football Games | FOX News & Commentary: Todd StarnesAttention high school football fans in Maine: B.Y.O.C. ? Bring your own Coke.
The Portland Public School system will no longer allow soft drinks to be sold on school property ? including at high school football games. School officials are also banning the sale of gridiron staples like buttered popcorn and potato chips.
Instead, football fans will be encouraged to nosh on baked tortilla chips, reduced fat string cheese and hummus.
The total ban on the sale of soft drinks is part of a new policy governing the sales of healthy foods and beverages, said Chanda Turner, Portland?s school health coordinator.
?We?re taking it to another level,? Turner told Fox News. ?We?re not going to sell soda and it doesn?t matter who it?s to.?
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I have no problem with it. Being on school property means following the school's rules. I'm glad to see this, because I hate it when football gets to break rules just because it pulls in money. You shouldn't be allowed to bring in soda, either, that just defeats the purpose of the ban which is to establish healthier habits for the kids.
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I don't mind if pop (chips, nachos, etc) are sold at sporting events (as long as the cup size is under 20oz )
I should add too that I wouldn't be all up in arms if they did only serve hummus and water. Healthy food. Good for them. Nachos and pop for a treat, also fine.
Yeah, i mean i don't *personally* care to ban soda and junk food from football games, but i don't care that they did either. I see obvious benefits to it and that seems to be a really silly thing to criticize someone for.
I mean no one complains when a restaurant opens and wants to only offer healthy food. Don't see why a school is obligated to sell junk anywhere or at any time.
^^Totally agree. I think the kids can go one night a week without soda and chips if that is part of their regular diet (which it shouldn't be anyway.) Good for them for trying to make healthier choices more mainstream.
Sorry for the tangent.
We have a completely GF bakery by our house that also serves sandwiches and stuff. If you're ever in Denver, look me up, we'll do lunch.