'Junk food' schoolboy suspended

BOY SUSPENDED FOR JUNK FOOD DEALS< <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< YOU may remember a while back there was uproar at one school when parents were enraged at their kids being banned from eating junk food on the premises. A group of parents then took it into their own hands and brazenly dished out junk food such as fish and chips in front of the school gates. It caused quite a stir in the media, sparking off several healthy eating campaigns - even celebrity chef Jamie Oliver stepped in. Well, according to Made for Mums, now, an 11-year-old boy has been suspended from a proud healthy Liverpool school for dealing in junk food, (crisps) - the Cardinal Heenan High School banned the selling of canned drinks and snacks to its pupils. Joel Bradley's dad Joe, claims the school had it in for them because he had been caught selling snacks in a van outside after the local shop had closed down. So is this yet another example of people's freedom of choice being taken away from them, or is it necessary that schools implement blanket bans on junk food. At the end of the day, isn't it better that kids are taught that everything is good for you in moderation, and not 'denied' the choice to indulge once in a while. OK, kids might not always opt for the healthiest food choice, but surely it's important that society does not become simply a dictatorial regime where everyone is considered bad, or a criminal for indulging in something harmless if done in moderation. Shouldn't people be targeting more dangerous activities such as drug dealers loitering outside schools, not junk food dealers?