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Ham Sandwiches Banned From School Life?

By Nina, Poppy, Kitara from The Press Gang

Ham sandwiches banned from school life! I mean sure it’s not the healthiest sandwich, ham, bacon, salami and frankfurtes might cause cancer, yet we have been eating them for around 200 years.

Did you know 81% of kids take a sandwich to school?

Why should ham sandwiches be banned from school life? Because they are “unhealthy” and have a slim chance of giving you stomach cancer. Some of you might think it’s because ham consists of fat. Well it turns out sugar is still way worse than ham. Most parents would say they would rather give their kids anything but something that even has a slight chance of giving them cancer. I agree and would not take the chance.

Did you know that eating more than 700 grams of red meat a week increases your risk of bowel cancer?

Some people make ham sandwiches the night before the school day or even freeze items like mini pizzas or meat pies on Sunday to fill up lunch boxes. But the Cancer Council warns that ham and any processed meats are linked to an increased risk of stomach cancer. Who would want cancer? Not me! Although it is very unlikely. The cancer it may bring is one of the most common cancers in Australia, you could get it at any time.

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