The good thing about tea is that it's an alternative to drinking water and it does not have added sugar! (Unless you're adding it, of course.)
On that note...yeah to IL for passing a law that bans junk from food being sold in schools. Too bad high schools got around this.
In our society, it's OK to risk the health of our children because schools get subsidized by selling candy in vending machines!! Does this strike anyone else as insane? Childhood obesity is soaring, and that's a really important health concern! Kids that are overweight are much less likely to be active, healthy adults. An estimate I saw in a recent Time magazine predicted over 60% of our children would turn into obese adults. And most children aren't overweight because of health problems. Nope. It's because of bad nutritional habits and a lack of exercise.
I know that educational leaders need every penny they can get - but let's not continue putting them in the position to endanger the health of children in the process of getting it! Let's fund education the way it should be. Let's cut spending on other things - like war - and redirect it to our own crisis.
Reference article: http://www.cnn.com/2006/EDUCATION/03/17/schools.junk.food.ap/index.html