Skip to comments.Merchant agrees to candy ban - Inside Bay Area
Posted on 09/05/2009 10:35:34 AM PDT by thecodont
A Berkeley store owner has agreed to stop selling candy bars and sodas to middle school students who come to his store for a morning fix in a move school officials say is a first in the city.
That means students seeking Snickers, Twix or Coca-Cola will be out of luck from 8 to 9 a.m. before they start their day at Longfellow Middle School.
Friendly Market owner Yaser Musid, who has five kids of his own, said he will lose up to $100 a day in the deal. But he agreed with school counselor Rosina Keren that keeping junk food away from kids before school is a good idea.
Keren said the ban on snack sales for just one hour of the day is the most any store owner has agreed to in Berkeley.
Musid said he will offer more fruits and granola bars during that time instead.
Keren made the announcement to sixth graders Thursday morning during a school assembly.
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Yeah, I would have been the kids who had the black-market business in-school selling it.
I never went to middle school.
“It’s for the children” *rolls eyes*
We had this same problem 35 years ago when the Jr. High School convinced the adjacent 7-11 not to admit students prior to school opening. We circumvented the problem by raiding the candy machines in a nearby apartment complex.
Bingo! Excellent idea -- you'd need to watch out for the city's licensing system for street vendors though.
owner yasur mesud....Islam in action.
Someone else needs to open a store there, advertising candy bars and soda’s right next to him!
“Yeah, I would have been the kids who had the black-market business in-school selling it.”
I got busted in the 3th grade for selling cinnamon oil toothpicks for nickle apiece in school. Stinking Principal called my mother and reported my unsanctioned business and informed her of my $3 profit.
On one hand... I believe it is our own responsibility to take care of ourselves... on the other hand... fruit roll ups and granola bars aren't any better than candy bars... we truly have inmates running the asylum...
From the school's Web site (http://www.berkeley.net/longfellow/):
"Longfellow students enjoy the benefits of cooking and gardening instructors as well as enhanced nutrition education in both science and physical education classes. Students also participate in cooking and gardening in the after-school program. Longfellow was the pilot site for the well-received International Marketplace where students choose from over 15 different entrees and have a free trip to the salad bar."
Apparently, not all the kids like the 15 different entrees and the salad bar... (What's with all the entrees, anyway?)
You need to store it all in a trench coat and say, “Psst, hey kid!” on the street corner.
LOL - I was a kid which was willing to sell, for a steep profit, surplus candy that I had purchased for my own consumption. A couple of the kids parents even complained to my father, who forgot to tell me until I was about 30.
Worked out well for me - because I was willing to walk to the store, buy candy with my money, transport it and then resell it, I was able to get my candy at no cost. The lazy kids who wouldn’t walk to the store, but were willing to pay high prices could then elect to do so.
No real difference from adults.
“Musid said he will offer more fruits and granola bars during that time instead.”
Why? Berkeley schools serve breakfast that includes that stuff:
I do not believe that number for minute.
The granola bars are just candy bars with oats in there.
Cinnamon oil toothpicks - that used to be a rite of grade school like shooting marbles in the springtime. Thanks for the reminder.
More evidence for what David Horowitz pointed out on Beck the other day. Liberals are only liberal about sex and drugs. On everything else, they want to control your life.
When I was in middle school, my uncle took my cousins and I to a donut shop before school. We didn’t pick out the plain donuts, if you no what I mean. LOL!!! According to the article, it seems that this “counselor” has forced her “views” on the students, who are purchasing things they like during their time off campus. It doesn’t seem that the city made it mandatory of all the stores. If the parents agree with this so much, maybe they shouldn’t give their children money when they go to school. They can have pre purchased lunch tickets for school. Oh vey!!!
Now, with cigarette consumption falling faster than the taxes on cigarettes are climbing, it's time for the democrat health “experts” (as expert as Al Gore perhaps?) to insist that we tax a wide variety of things they insist are harmful. The truth of the matter is, they want to rationalize their spending like drunken madmen, not reduce the consumption of such things as sodas. When soda taxes are insufficient, then tax beef, or eggs, or better yet, tax the exhaling of carbon.
Whenever a democrat wants to reduce a specific behavior, they say they can tax that behavior in order for it to be reduced. Whenever a democrat wants to encourage a specific behavior, they say that they can tax that behavior in order to insure it keeps growing.
Buy a clue, these are people who only want to reduce the citizens of this republic to the status of slaves and they've had that same, single, goal ever since they seceded from the union in an attempt to keep their slaves.
Yes, they want to control all other things—like how early your children can start indulging in sex and drugs (with adults, of course).
I know how these people think. What you’ll eventually get is a latter day Sodom and Gomorrah, or a typical San Francisco street fair.
Why the 1% milk? Children’s brains need good fat.
His decision is self-punishing. That's justice.
Cartman: Hey, Chad, you know what you need? You need a friend.
Chad: I’d, I do?
Cartman: Yes. A chocolate friend. Mr. Candy Bar doesn’t judge you, Chad. Mr. Candy Bar likes you just the way you are. Look at how yummy and sweet he is. There you go. That’ll just be four dollars. There you go.
Candy sales are a major fundraiser for schools in my area.
I wonder how much of this has to do with the kid’s health, and how much has to do with the store competing with the school’s organizations candy sales?
I got busted in the 3th grade for selling cinnamon oil toothpicks for nickle apiece in school.
Most likely hamas will be the looser.:-))
Since when does a State Employee, (in this case a “School Counselor”) have any authority whatsoever to request any business to restrict their sales for any reason?
I realize this is the People’s Republic of Berkeley were talking about here, but there are legal limits on what they can do as well.
I remember those... and the kids dealing the Now & Later’s candies.
So when are the schools going to stop feeding the students minds with candy ideas from the propaganda of the socialist Left?
We gulped our dinners down so that there was more time to play before dark. We always got plenty of sleep because bedtime was at 9:00 o'clock.
Today's kids don't play outside. They are worried about the boogieman who stops their car and asks, “Hey kid, want some candy?” Today's kids wouldn't know what it means to throw a rock—with accuracy (we even made up our own slings!). Today's kids sit in their fortresses with artificial entertainment and snacks to take away the boredom. And many stay up way past 9:00 o'clock. That is a recipe for weight gain. However, it is a symptom of a society that has taken the kid out of the outdoors. It is a symptom of a society that wants too much control and the kid is an easy mark because they can be manipulated by fears of boogiemen.
As a 14 year old, I was quite the entrepreneur. I carried a briefcase and sold candy at school. Bought it for a nickel and sold for 10 cents.
Berkeley, huh....OK so you’re saying that the city of kids who took over the campus and view dropping acid as some kind of RIGHT are now all grown up, and now deny their kids CANDY.
“When you’re kind to the cruel, the next thing is being cruel to the kind..”
Next thing you know, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be a banned book!
If we give it a moment's thought we have an upside-the-head-smacking moment and say "that's absolutely correct! Why didn't I notice this before?"
So, they’ll get it somewhere else or they’ll get it and eat it before school. So what???????????????
I know. I had the same feeling myself!
But I have an afterthought. They are also very liberal towards criminals. Other than these three, they are statist control freaks.
And I think granola bars have just as much junk in them as candy bars, if not more.
I went to a Catholic grammar school in The Bronx. Every classroom had several boxes of different types of candy. Once a day, we would have a short break, and one or two of the children would walk around the classroom selling the candy for the nuns. Cost was 1 or 2 cents a piece. It was one way the nuns raised extra money. I wonder if they are burning in Hell for this now.
......and in other news, adults will no longer be able to buy coffee on their way to work. /s