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Published: Monday, Jan. 21 2013 11:55 a.m. MST

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Bountiful, UT


As long as alcohol and tobacco are readily available, it is silly to concern yourself with soda and candy.

Kearns, UT

Hmmmmmmmmm, I see the business license police in your future. Too bad. The school ought to tell the feds to take a hike and do what is best for the school. I'll bet they still have energy drinks in the school, which are far worse than a 12 OZ Dr. Pepper.

Sandy, UT

Does anyone think that we really have more freedom than the colonists did? Yes, they had to deal with a king, but we have to deal with government that regulates everything we do, right down to what we eat and drink. The problem is that we have too many people who 1) think they know what is best for you and 2) are willing to use the power of the state to inflict their views on you. What ever happened to "I teach them correct principles and let them govern themselves?"

Provo, UT

@RBB -- Name one thing the government is not allowing you to eat (other than illegal drugs -- you got me there). The only thing that government is regulating you not to eat is tainted food.

chase SL
Salt Lake City, UT


North, UT

@ Wonder

So if the government is not trying to force our teenagers to stop drinking soda, why the legislation to remove soda from the machines?

Ogden, UT

Love it! Way to see a market and go for it. These kids just got a great education on how the free market works. To the soda haters, get your commie hands off my soda.

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

Why is this a surprise? There are kids from our church doing this and making $2,000 to $3,000 per year. One was apprehended by school authorities (he had a trench coat lined with candy bars). Once they found out he wasn't selling drugs they let him go and told him to stop it. Where there is a demand there will be a supply.

Deep Space 9, Ut

To "Wonder" you are wrong. According to the NY Times, the government of NY City has banned some trans fats. See "New York Bans Most Trans Fats in Restaurants" in the NY Times.

Provo, UT

@Why Not Think -- Buy your own kids' soda. Don't expect the school to provide your kid with soda. No one is stopping your kid from drinking gallons of soda -- that you buy yourself from the store.

@RedShirt -- Buy your own trans fat. You can get all you want at the grocery store. Sorry you can't eat it at all the New York restaurants you dine in so frequently.

North, UT

@Wonder So you are saying that the goverment is buying the soda in the machines and then giving the soda to the children?

Provo, UT

@Why Not Think -- If it's a public school, it's the government. Why should the government (nanny) have to have soda on hand to sell your kid. Buy your own soda. Not one single evil government jack booted thug will stop you.

North, UT

Wonder - What is wrong with letting them sell soda in the same machine that they are selling other goods?

Also, why do you refer to the government folks as “evil government jack booted thugs?” Seems a little over the top to me. I have a lot of good friends that work for the goverment. None of them are evil. Come to think of it, I don't know any goverment workers that I would consider evil. I am truely sorry if you know some.

Iowa City, IA

I just can't get over how ridiculous a soda ban is. What happened to pro-choice.

I do not like where America is going.

Deep Space 9, Ut

To "3grandslams" think about who is doing the soada ban. You have the same people who say that a woman has the right to say what goes on in her body telling you that your kids do not have the right to put a soda in their body at lunch time.

SLC gal
Salt Lake City, UT

Look at the comments above and tell me something is not structurally wrong with our business practices here in America. Many of the comments were made with a tone of sarcasm (I think) but it all could more then feasibly happen.

Good luck guys. Keep the caffine going

(Personally, I have to disagree that sodas are bad for you. I'm much more pleasant for people to deal with AFTER I've had my morning Coke!)

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