Sugary Drinks Should Not Be Sold in Schools
Excessive intake of sugary drinks increases the risks towards diabetes, heart disease, and dental cavity and thus the drinks should not be sold in schools. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the number of kids who suffer the conditions has increased to 60% over the last decade just because the kids are allowed to buy soda and other sugary drinks in school. This statistic is an alarming one. However, more importantly, sugary drinks should not be sold in school because of three major issues; obesity risks, uncontrolled behaviors, and caffeine disturbances.
Kids who take excessive sugary drinks are at risk of becoming obese. According to the World Health Organization, a single bottle of soda has at least 18 tablespoons of sugar. This is equivalent to 240 calories. This is too much for the school going kids to digest or assimilate into the body. In the long run, it contributes to fast weight gain. Obesity exposes kids to cardiovascular diseases and low self-esteem. Nevertheless, if there are restrictions as to how many bottles every kid should buy per day, then the risk will be reduced.