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    Default Tough rules for soft drinks

    I just heard on the news the government is considering tough new rules to decrease the amount of soda/soft drink children have:
    - banning soft drink at schools/community sports centres/hospitals
    - a 20% price rise

    What do you think?

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    Don't have an issue with it. Won't solve the problem but it can't hurt. Ultimately education is the only answer. I know of mums who are anal about only giving their kids water and b1tching about mums who might give their kids some soft drink, but the same mums lets their kids eat all kinds of crap.

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    Personally I hate the idea of children consuming excessive amounts of junk food. I cringe when one of my friends counts juice, fruit drink and cordial as water. But I don't think it's the governments responsibility to raise the price of soft drink or parent our kids for us.

    I think more community education classes should be available, free and actively encouraged like 'how to pack a healthy, tasty lunch'.

    I think there might be too much shaming and some parents who may not know better could be embarrassed because they feel judged and unsure of how to many a change.

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    I think its a good idea to ban soda/soft drink from schools and community sports centres and hospitals as it takes the option away but a 20% price rise is a bit stupid what about the adults who have it as a treat like me why should I pay more because some people over indulge.

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    Yes, I don't think the price rise would make much difference.

    I've seen 1.25L bottles of soft drink at Coles for about 90 cents, which is cheaper than some bottles of water, so a 20% price increase would be unlikely to put people off.

    In regards to banning soft drink at specific places, my daughter's school have banned soft drink...but they still sell sports drinks (gatorade etc) and fruit juice.
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    I don't think it's a bad idea, I just don't think it'll work.

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    Pretty sure soft drink is already banned at schools, in Vic anyway.

    Good, it's rotten stuff for everyone but especially children.

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    I'm extremely anti increased government involvement in people's daily lives.

    Aside from the issues of individual freedom, it also leads to people completely absolving themselves of their individual responsibilities.

    'Oh my child is obese? The government really should do something about that'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    I'm extremely anti increased government involvement in people's daily lives.

    Aside from the issues of individual freedom, it also leads to people completely absolving themselves of their individual responsibilities.

    'Oh my child is obese? The government really should do something about that'.
    I get this too. I'm really up for banning it in all school, if it's not already banned. Only because its hard for kids to be able to make the right decisions at canteens. And it makes them crazy after recess and lunch

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    I think for sure banning it from schools. In fact our school doesnt sell soft drink at the canteen you can purchase juices which are nearly as bad. But other places I dont think so I also think the price tax thing on it is a joke. As an adult if im watching my son play soccer and feel like a coke why cant I have one or have to pay extra for that right? Idk. I see the effects first hand on childrens health when soft drink and junk foods a big part of the norm for these kids but banning it and having a tax on it isnt the answer. Education is but it starts with the parents and busting really common misconceptions example cordial is not water, my child wont drink plain water plain milk ect. They will if theyve never been offered an alternative, by the time they realise there are alternatives hopefully theyve been educated in heathly choices and know whats best for them and they can try it or have it occasionally as a treat but know its not the normal.

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