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    Quote Originally Posted by Noty View Post
    Maybe it's not carcinogenic but too much sugar can cause type 2 diabetes. I agree with PP that we'll probably look back in a few decades and be horrified by what we eat now. I'm with the Op here and don't think it's appropriate if the school has a no soft drinks/ water only policy. At that age I hated soft drinks though (even now I only drink them if they're alcoholic ;-) If I got on ok with the teacher I might point out it's against school policy in case she has forgotten. Otherwise I personally wouldn't make it a big deal but I can understand why the OP was upset.

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    Thank you! I'm not saying sugary drinks are EXACTLY like smoking in every way. I'm drawing an analogy because not all that long ago, people smoked and didn't think twice about the effects on their health. There was actually a lot of debate about the extent to which smoking caused disease when scientists/doctors first expressed concerns. Our attitudes have now changed dramatically because we have all the information. I'm predicting that in future when we finally have the full picture on sugar, we will see the same attitude shift about sugary beverages (and added sugar in our foods generally) that we have seen with smoking.

    Also, researchers are not only looking at the link between sugar and diabetes and related diseases. They are also finding links to heart disease and cancer. So, if too much sugar consumption does increase your risk of cancer, does it matter if it's a carcinogen or not? Personally, I'm not going to take a 'wait and see' approach when it's basically unnecessary.

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    I think we need to take a deep breath and see some context here. This is not a regular thing. One glass of soft drink a term is not going to give them diabetes nor set up a pattern for later in life. If anything it teaches moderation. If the teacher was dishing out coke every recess then I would join in the outrage. But she's not. While I agree we have an obesity problem there is also a steep rise in Orthorexia, and obsessing about every grain of sugar to the point of alienating yourself and your child and giving yourself anxiety is a big step towards that.

    And since it's been brought up, it did cross my mind that this is being made a huge issue as ammunition when the time comes to push for homeschooling when you know your husband is against it. No offence meant but I did think that straight away.
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    So in your OP you said you can say no but your daughter would feel left out, and then go on to say that you are thinking about switching her to a different school over this, and that it is akin to poison?

    ...have I missed something, or is someone having a tantrum?

    No, really, it's a once off, AND you can tell your child not to drink it. I doubt the teacher would force it down her throat. It's a treat, not a responsibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billykate View Post
    I can't believe this topic is still going. As a teacher, I'd be mortified if I knew there was a whole forum topic devoted to scrutinising my decisions as a teaching PROFESSIONAL somewhere out there in the World Wide Web ... I think we should let it go.
    true that!!! I think all the keyboard warriors should spend at least an hour a week as a helper in the classroom before they can ***** about teachers. I do readers every week and it's really opened my eye about what goes on and what the teachers have to deal with. Last thing they need is *****ing about them

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    I don't agree on homework either. Never have. That's a rant for another day. Lol

    But that doesn't mean my children don't do it though and that I don't help them.

    Anyway, sorry to go off topic. I'm still against a teacher bringing in junk to school.

    Thanks for listening/reading and replying

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    Quote Originally Posted by billykate View Post
    I can't believe this topic is still going. As a teacher, I'd be mortified if I knew there was a whole forum topic devoted to scrutinising my decisions as a teaching PROFESSIONAL somewhere out there in the World Wide Web ... I think we should let it go.
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    true that!!! I think all the keyboard warriors should spend at least an hour a week as a helper in the classroom before they can ***** about teachers. I do readers every week and it's really opened my eye about what goes on and what the teachers have to deal with. Last thing they need is *****ing about them
    So because someone disagrees or feels strongly about something you don't, they're keyboard warriors and attacking teachers?

    So no one can challenge teachers but it's perfectly ok to challenge the Op? And anyone that agrees, even in some small way, with her?

    If you can't believe it's still going, why are you coming back? Oh wait, to have at go at those participating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post

    ...have I missed something, or is someone having a tantrum?

    No, really, it's a once off, AND you can tell your child not to drink it. I doubt the teacher would force it down her throat.
    Why are you being so rude? Accusing Op of having a tantrum?
    The Op has not suggested the teacher will force her child.
    The Op also said in a post a while ago that maybe she was overreacting.
    I'm not sure why so many people are taking this thread as an opportunity to get their snark and disdain on.

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    Meh, it's a one off, everything in moderation.

    I'm struggling with the outrage TBH

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    this thread has gone out of control. nobody is feeding the kids arsenic or crack cocaine.

    just relax and let kids be kids! it's a one off. I bet half the kids don't even drink it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    this thread has gone out of control. nobody is feeding the kids arsenic or crack cocaine.

    just relax and let kids be kids! it's a one off. I bet half the kids don't even drink it.
    I know, it would be like at parties where there's half empty cups and bowls strewn everywhere, when the kids had a sip or a bite and got distracted and dumped the drink/lolly/cake lol.


 

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