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    Default Football games: String cheese and Hummus?

    Is no soft drinks or popcorn at football games going too far?

    Attention 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 )

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    What Stacey said. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris_w View Post
    I don't mind if pop (chips, nachos, etc) are sold at sporting events (as long as the cup size is under 20oz )
    Ah, but then what's stopping someone from buying 2 or 3 smaller sizes?

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    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.

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    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.

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    ^^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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    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.
    I am wishing for a gluten-free restaurant. Like, all the place serves is GF. Yeah, GF sections in grocery stores are all well and good, but I want someone else to cook it for a change. I would love to go in to a restaurant and not have to worry that one teeny little ingredient will send me running to the can.

    Sorry for the tangent.

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    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.
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