5 Reasons Why Schools Shouldn’t Sell Junk Food

Junk food is bad for you and can cause obesity if you eat too much of it. This is why schools shouldn't sell or serve so much of it.

By Rosie, London · March 19, 2019


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1. Bullying

Fat shaming and bullying: growing up in a society that judges your every move is hard, especially if you’re mentally or physically challenged. Children can be harsh to each other, taunting the runt of the group. It happens in pretty much every mammals’ development, but for humans especially.



2. Mental health issues

Children affected by obesity can also be affected by mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety.

3. Physical issues

Along with the psychological effects on children, obesity can physically impinge on their lifestyle, becoming incapable of simple sporting activities. Schools influence programs like P.E are necessary; but should they be doing more? In some parts of the UK, for example, Portsmouth, “35.9 per cent of 11 year-olds are overweight or obese”.

4. Health issues

As much as the physical and mental problems reprimand with children, health problems daunt children and parents immensely.  Health complications such as type two diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes due to high blood pressure are inevitable.



5. Genes 

Obesity can be passed down through genes, or the child could generally be affected by disorders and appetite control loss. Growing up in a household that over-eats can be dangerous for the future. If more people continue to become obese, there will be more health issues that affect people’s lives or that some can’t afford, particularly in America where healthcare costs money.