As the sugar epidemic is spreading like a wildfire across the world, very few organizations are trying to fight the bad habit.
Countless studies report on the link between high sugar diets and numerous diseases such as diabetes, obesity and even cancer.
However, recently we can see a few organizations that are trying single-handedly to fight the epidemic and bring a better and healthier future for the next generations.
This is the case of a Florida elementary school.
A recent article from ABC7Chicago is claiming that a school is banning a sale of all sugary products on the premises. Instead, their vending machines are serving books rather than sweets.
A staff member from the Florida elementary school said that they got the idea from the social media and with a help of a friend they managed to refurbish an old vending machine into a small library like box where students can buy books.
The report suggests that books will be priced at 50 cents each.
The book vending machine officially opens on Monday, for literacy week, but book-loving students have already been buying in bulk.
This might be a small step towards doing the ‘right’ thing, however, just imagine if all the schools around the country did the same thing?
Education is one and the only way of building healthy habits. We all begin developing our views at an early age, so having the right examples in front of us will allow our future generations to build a healthier and brighter future.
Hooray for the school!!
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