KIDS GETTING FAT? LOCK 'EM UP
The push for British school canteens to serve more nutritious food has produced unintended but not unexpected consequences:
Supermarkets, newsagents and takeaways were far more popular than the school canteen, with 80 per cent of children using them regularly.Worries that school kids are way too fat and getting fatter has prompted the government to propose an innovative solution:
The children's minister, Kevin Brennan, has called for secondary pupils under the age of 16 to be locked in school grounds at lunchtime to stop them from stocking up on sweets, fizzy drinks and takeaways.Students will respond by stocking up on fattening teeth-rotting goodies on the way to school. Stand by for demands that something be done about the soaring incidence of back problems amongst kiddies lugging around backpacks full of junk food. Not only that, just think of the money to be made and the crime opportunities associated with selling black market food to classmates. Gone will be "give me your lunch money", replaced by "give me your lollies".