As the debate over healthier food in the schools takes place in Prince Rupert, an interesting tale is being told from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
As part of a new Winnipeg School Division nutrition plan, Kelvin High School removed pop, chocolate bars and cinnamon buns from its cafeteria and vending machines. An opening shot in the battle of the bulge that is being fought in the nation's schools.
However, as any good entrepreneur knows, a sudden shortage can provide an instant market for goods, and at Kelvin, enterprising teenagers have taken to smuggling in the illicit sweets and a thriving black market has said to have started.
Students at Kelvin have gone so far as to start up a Facebook site called "bring back sweets to Kelvin" clearly in need of an intervention from the nutrional squad.
It all poses a conundrum for school officials, surely the students should receive an F for Civics, but how can they be denied an A in economics, they've perfectly captured the capitalist system as they unload their sugar laden products from deep in their lockers.