For those that think the govt should become more involved with what parents feed their kids and that there should be possibly sanctions, how do you see this happening i.e. how should it be put in place?
I get the concept behind banning it in primary schools, but really it's a band aid measure. If the child eats cocopops every morning, a cold cheese burger and a packet of chips in their lunch box then comes home to maccas or fish and chips every night, is the absence of a can of soft drink really changing anything?
I'm not sure what the answer is, but it goes far deeper than banning *any* junk food, bc really, we would have to ban everything for it to work. We ban chips, parents will just buy lollies or something else.
I think some of the issue goes beyond lack of knowledge, or even lazy parenting. Buying a packet of HB pies for $3.50 to feed a family of 4 is much cheaper than a $15 tray of lean steak and $5 worth of vegies. It's cheaper to buy junk from the supermarket than it is to buy meat and fruit and veg, and that's nuts.