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Hi I was wondering what do you all think about no more lollie drives at schools

Last reply: 11th Sep 2012 / 27 replies / Post by bluey42

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amcdonald29

Posted by: amcdonald29
Posted: 26th Jun 2010

amcdonald29 says: Fully agree to banning lollie drives. For a long time I have been thinking of claiming workers' compensation because of all the lollies that I have to buy as a teacher from all the kids who struggle to sell their allocation of sugar. If I get diabetes, I'm taking Mr Cadbuy and Mr Mars to court. Ban lollie drives and bing in free gym memberships for teachers. Reply

rachel44444

Posted by: rachel44444
Posted: 9th Jul 2010

amcdonald29 says: Fully agree to banning lollie drives. For a long time I have been thinking of claiming workers' compensation because of all the lollies that I have to buy as a teacher from all the kids who...

rachel44444 says: get your own membership teachers get enough Reply

LouLou

Posted by: LouLou
Posted: 6th Jul 2010

LouLou says: I think if you want to make a difference you have to influence someone on the fundraising committee or get on it yourself.
I'm lucky enough that our school never offers lollies for fundraisers. Reply

saes65

Posted by: saes65
Posted: 6th Jul 2010

saes65 says: Unfortunately it was one of the better ways in raising valuable funding in schools. Other drives can not compare in value. I do except though we need to go the healthier way. Reply

jules 1

Posted by: jules 1
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

saes65 says: Unfortunately it was one of the better ways in raising valuable funding in schools. Other drives can not compare in value. I do except though we need to go the healthier way.

jules 1 says: Yes I agree, it was the best way to fund raise money for schools. I think we need to think of a healthier way of raising funds today. Encourage children to eat veg / chicken / or ham wraps more, rather than pies / sausage rolls etc.!
Hard to beat the lollies /chips / cakes etc.!!! Reply

Sammy

Posted by: Sammy
Posted: 8th Jul 2010

Sammy says: Agreed. Do replace high sugar content foods with healthier substitues if possible. Schools shoudn't get the blame for selling lollies. If the parents want to give their children lollies, then that is their choice, because how many parents do we see nowdays always complaining about an unhealthy canteen? Tonnes and tonnes. Truly, we don't want future generations with increasing demands for doctors, dentists and weight loss programs. Reply

rachel44444

Posted by: rachel44444
Posted: 9th Jul 2010

Sammy says: Agreed. Do replace high sugar content foods with healthier substitues if possible. Schools shoudn't get the blame for selling lollies. If the parents want to give their children lollies, then that...

rachel44444 says: with the unhealthy canteen thing we all managed ok... some parents arent willing to teach their kids good eating habbits these days and are always looking for something or someone to blame... the candy drives are for funds for the school children are supposed to sell them to neighbours not eat the whole box themselves... if you teach your child to eat a balanced variety of foods you dont need to worry... relace with healthy food and the kids wont sell anything Reply

Deeva

Posted by: Deeva
Posted: 6th May 2011

rachel44444 says: with the unhealthy canteen thing we all managed ok... some parents arent willing to teach their kids good eating habbits these days and are always looking for something or someone to blame... the...

Deeva says: I so agree with you!!!! Reply

mezza

Posted by: mezza
Posted: 12th Aug 2011

rachel44444 says: with the unhealthy canteen thing we all managed ok... some parents arent willing to teach their kids good eating habbits these days and are always looking for something or someone to blame... the...

mezza says: I so agree. If we as parents take more responsibility for teaching our kids proper eating habits instead banning fundraisers such as lolly drives, it would be a win win outcome. Reply

Nina

Posted by: Nina
Posted: 10th Nov 2010

Nina says: Simple answer - just don't do them!!!! Reply

damarapearson

Posted by: damarapearson
Posted: 21st Dec 2010

Nina says: Simple answer - just don't do them!!!!

damarapearson says: I definitely agree. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 30th Nov 2010

says: Its fundraising and yet another example of the do gooders taking over our freedom of choice. I used love the girl guides biscuits and the chocs and lollies that came around. Bottom line they are only asking for a few dollars for a good cause - education. Its your choice to buy them - if you don't want them don't buy them. Most of theses places that supply only charge for whats sold so there is no need to sell everything.
Take responsibility for yourself and for your kids health - just cause they selling them doesn't mean they have to buy or eat a truck load of them Reply

mumza58

Posted by: mumza58
Posted: 20th Dec 2010

mumza58 says: Our school tried the healther choice but the profit was half. The sales just didn't happen the parents had trouble selling the healthy bars and most requested that the school went back to the old chocolate drive. We tried, but it was a lot of work for little return. Our canteen has gone healther. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 10th Jan 2011

mumza58 says: Our school tried the healther choice but the profit was half. The sales just didn't happen the parents had trouble selling the healthy bars and most requested that the school went back to the old...

says: Whatever happened to mums making home made stuff,and having school fete's to raise money for small schools? Reply

stretch

Posted by: stretch
Posted: 1st Mar 2011

stretch says: in my few years of going to school i can never remember doing a lollie drive for a charity
book athons
were the go where you had to read as many books as possible and do a review on them and try and get sponcers like mum / dad / neighbours
i really like comics it took a while for all to learn this
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kase

Posted by: kase
Posted: 2nd Mar 2011

kase says: The school lolly and lamington drives were always a good way of raising some much needed funds and were exciting for me as a child - though Im sure my parents dreaded them.

I agree many of the comments that its the parents choices what to provide for their children and as an adult what we put into our bodies - everything in moderation. Reply

Deeva

Posted by: Deeva
Posted: 6th May 2011

Deeva says: Life is about moderation in all aspects. Share the love and share the lollies. That teacher has to think where will the school get the extra funding for their "wish list" that most teachers give the P & C Associations. LIke I read in an article we lived with lead painted room, had outdoor fires, ate lollies, stood up for the cane, etc.. We I think our age group are well behaved. Hey we dont need chemically processed drugs to get high, unlike this generation Reply

wilko

Posted by: wilko
Posted: 18th Jun 2011

wilko says: depending on what they are they are a great fundraiser Reply

Linda

Posted by: Linda
Posted: 23rd Jul 2011

Linda says: Personally, I do not agree with schools supporting lollies or chocs as a form of fund-raising. I do know there are other ways of raising money, although not as cheap. I work in a secondary school and parts of our school do use chocs to raise funds, mainly brought by the students sadly. We are constantly told that we have a weight problem in NZ and yet this government took away the need for school tuck shop to sell healthy food. When this was in place our school for one banned the sale of choc bars for any reason. Bring that back I say! Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 29th Mar 2012

says: I totally agree. No more lolly drives. There is so much focus on over weight and obease people these days and yet they still send huge boxes of lollies and chocolates home with kids. We all did it. You take home the lollies, everyone eats them then you end up paying for a half a box you didn't really need.
Jump rope for heart and fun runs are a much better fund raiser. Reply

Fifi

Posted by: Fifi
Posted: 29th Mar 2012

Fifi says: I agree I think we all know about how much harm sugar can cause and I personally think of Sugar as a drug highly addictive to everyone especially children and is also affects their behavior . Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 5th Apr 2012

says: Let the kids eat some lollies. aslong as they are getting exercise the odd lollie drive every now and then wont hurt Reply

cherry

Posted by: cherry
Posted: 25th Apr 2012

cherry says: i agree banning lollie drives at school because my children loves it and everytime they ate lollies or chocolates they are really hard to eat meals Reply

Krys

Posted by: Krys
Posted: 4th May 2012

Krys says: I agree with rachel, I believe that to truly teach children to abstain from always eating junk food/lollies it isn't a matter of taking the stimulus away from then, but teaching them to control their intake with the stimulus there.
This problem of obesity in children should be addressed through education, teach the children about moderation and the negative effects of having too many lollies. Reply

livestar

Posted by: livestar
Posted: 11th Sep 2012

livestar says: Why not do other things that people can actually use like I make home made Herbal Vinegar and Herbal Olive Oil and 20% of my profit goes to the Cancer Council I send roughly $3500 a month to the Cancer Council and all I do is spend 5 hours on saturday and 5 hours on Sunday at different Markets in my area I know actually post about a 3rd on my orders now and the rest I sell on the days and people make orders in advance and collect them when I am in their area. I sell 700ml bottles of Herbal Vinegar and Olive Oil for $20 each or the 2 for $30 and being able to send $3500 a month to Cancer Council is amazing so imagine what schools could do with that?? it is all natural and no preservatives or artifical sugars. Reply

livestar

Posted by: livestar
Posted: 11th Sep 2012

livestar says: Or look at when we all were children we all ate lollies we all at non orgaic foods we all didn't eat 99% fat free look at yourself in the mirror and then say to your self did my Grandparents eat 99% fat free or sugar free no they didn't they ate things with lard and fats and non organic foods and look at them the only difference between your grand parents and yourself they didn't have tvs they didn't have gaming consoles the went out and played cricket they went out and played football I am really upset that people blame what they eat for being overweight get off your bums and do the same as what the oldies did when they were your age. Because they weren't over weight they weren't wasting money on Gym fees they weren't wasting thier lives away in front of their TV with a gaming console in their hands. so how about you all stop blaming what you eat and exercise. Reply

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