The power of choice is something that is important for developing and even mostly developed youth. While so much if controlled about our sons and daughters’ daily lives they need to feel that they have the opportunity to make some decisions for themselves. If we don’t nurture their ability to see what is right and wrong, as well as understanding the value in making the right choice, they are likely to end up in a bad place.
School vending machines are a great first area of personal decision making. You offer a wide range of snacks, fun snacks, healthy snacks, healthy and fun snacks, then you let your children begin making choices. Discussing those choices will offer you a chance to explain varying health benefits of different foods and things that should only be enjoyed once in a while.
That may seem like a lot of importance to tie to snack vending in schools but it truly is an important first step towards adulthood for kids. As things progress you may find your son or daughter is making the wrong choices and you will have ample time to break them of their bad habits and instill good decision making in their habits.