Why not put cigarette machines inside public schools to provide extra revenue?

If only Edmonton Public Schools would decide to stop making money from feeding children zero-nutrition, high-sugar garbage drinks which lead to obesity and diabetes. O, beautiful dreamworld... would that Edmonton Public Schools could dwell in you....

"High-calorie fizzy drinks will no longer be sold in thousands of schools across the US after a deal agreed by the country's top drinks distributors.

"Currently, about 119 million, or 64.5%, of US adults are either overweight or obese.

"According to projections, 73% of US adults could be overweight or obese by 2008, Trust for America's Health warned.

"In turn, this would mean many more people with obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, which could cost the nation billions of dollars.

"The biggest rises in obesity have been seen in the south-eastern states. Oregon in the north-west was the only one not to see an increase between 2003 and 2004, maintaining a steady adult obesity rate of 21%."

And see also: "Ontario Liberals selling Pepsi to elementary school audience"

Also regarding Canadians: "Losing the battle of the bulge"


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