Canadian school’s policy banned all junk food from the cafeteria. In response to this decision students have decided to protest via video running on YouTube. Students from the St.Thomas Aquinas School, Samuel Battista and Brian Bahh produced a video including students’ interview and speeches of various famous personalities. They voiced a protest against extremely restrictive policy in the school.
According to The Healthy Food for Healthy Schools Act, cafeterias and vending machines in Ontario schools are prohibited to sell foods with a great amount of calories, apart from snacks and nutritious meals.
Battista claimed that it is not a way to promote healthy eating. He added that schools should introduce lessons on nutrition and enrich lessons in physical education instead. Such policies are not teaching students to eat healthy food in the cafeteria and they still prefer to go out and eat pizza wherever.
The classmates of Baah and Battista have been supported by a wide audience. Over the weekend, the video has already gained a total hit of 7,000. Tim Hudak being a prominent Progressive Conservative Leader in the province also gave his sentiment via a tweet. The topic has become widely discussed on different social media channels, for example Facebook and Twitter.
At any rate, there are a great number of people who support ‘The Healthy Act’ to be sure that it is urgent to fight against child obesity epidemic. That is why they agree with the schools policy banning of all junk food.
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