iPod lure to cut down junk food

Discussion in 'iPod' started by bartelby, May 20, 2005.

  1. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Sorry if this has been posted already elsewhere:

    "Healthy eating school pupils in Glasgow are to be rewarded with iPods and XBox consoles for ditching junk food.

    Glasgow City Council is offering the electronic incentives to about 30,000 children in 29 secondary schools.

    The pupils are given swipecards and can claim various prizes depending on the number of points they gain for eating "sensibly" on school premises.

    A council spokeswoman said youngsters "wouldn't turn up their noses at winning an iPod for eating nice food".

    They can redeem their points for a selection of goods - from cinema tickets and book tokens to top-of-the-range iPods and Xbox games consoles - at the end of the term. "

    Full Article Here
  2. irmongoose macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2001
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California

    Some might argue against this, but as a high school student, I would eat salad every day if it meant that I could get free tickets to the movies. Or an iPod (I'd sell it - already have one).

  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    I have no problems with rewarding desired behaviour from kids. Actually they should adopt these kind of measures on schools everywhere and not only for healthy eating but also for good behaviour in general. I think an iPod might be a mighty incentive for a potential troublemaker (or just a bored s*d, just as I was) to turn it down a notch or two and not disturb the class all the time...
  4. bartelby thread starter macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Kids today have such a great life compared to being a kid in the 70s. ;)

    I hate salad, but I'd eat 100 portions of it for an iPod!
  5. JD92 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2005
    But it isn't all the schools in Glasgow, my school aren't doing it :( .
    Did you notice that it says in the text the kids get top-of-the-range iPods but the picture shows the boy with a shuffle. Now, the shuffle is pretty cool, but I would have thought they would get a 4G or mini as 'top-of-the-range' :confused: .
  6. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    my schools school dinners are provided by the same company that runs burger king, aka they are utterly crap and are very expensive, i take in a packed lunch.

    most people cant belive my diet it's that healthy, and it's not because i want to get thin or anything, i'm just a vegan that likes to eat good food not that crap most people guzzle.
  7. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    Good plan I must say! Junk food companies have been giving away iPods for a while now(I'm looking at you pepsi) it's about time healthy eating was rewarded in the same way!
  8. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

    Mar 5, 2005
    Gonna be weird for them when they get out of school and suddenly realize they have to work for money!
  9. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    OR! better still! just eat healthy all the time and live a lot longer! shock horror!

    why cant kids be taught that all over the world? instead of offering presents?

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