Should Students be Allowed to Sell Food at School?


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Students should be allowed to sell food at school because it helps students contribute financially to their families. It can also allow students to save money for college. Aside from the financial benefits, students who sell food on campus get to actually learn what it takes to make money, gaining real-world experience. Also, the food students sell tastes better than cafeteria food, so we would rather eat it anyway. If there are so many benefits, why shouldn’t students be allowed to sell food at school?



Students should not be allowed to sell food at school because it’s irresponsible, dangerous, and against school rules for good reason. Food sold by students could be harmful to students’ health; we have no way of knowing how clean the kitchen is that the food was prepared in. Food poisoning and other food-borne illnesses are real possibilities in cases like these. In addition, selling in school can create a dirtier campus, increasing the amount of trash in classrooms and around campus. Lastly, when students sell food at school it can distract them from what they are actually here for: to learn. This is why students should not be allowed to sell food at school.