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Old 05-04-2006, 07:24 AM   #1
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:33 AM   #2
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Wohoo! Overall a good move, though I did notice one thing...

"high schools will still be able to sell low-calorie drinks that contain less than 10 calories per serving, as well as drinks that are considered nutritious, such as juice, sports drinks and low-fat milk."

It's the "sports drinks" that is cause of concern.
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:37 AM   #3
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We have a 1st Grader. It is disturbing what businesses are doing in schools. She brings home Pizza Hut coupons, the school is having a 10% of sales event at Red Robin go to fun the PTO. School lunches are like 100% carbs...I remember the salsibury steak hamburger things, at least that was some form of meat. While the school drinks plan is totally about PR, it is a step in the right direction, no doubt.
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:33 AM   #4
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Soda is the scape goat. Kids are obese because they are inactive. And good luck trying to get kids to eat like the caveman. There is a strong correlation between obesity and kids being locked inside because of fear of kidnappers, forcing them to wear bicycle helmets and scaring them with the exagerated dangers of riding a bike, and countless other things that encourage kids to sit around watching TV and playing video games instead of going out and living.

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Old 05-04-2006, 12:41 PM   #5
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Know what kind of drinks have less than 10 calories per serving?

Diet soda!

There's always a loophole...

What else did you think they would do with the machines?
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:52 PM   #6
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"This one policy can add years and years and years to the lives of a very large number of young people."

Yea, sure slick. This whole thing stinks to me. Not likely the the health and well-being of children is at interest here. No real problem with the public screwl system is being addressed here. A step in the right direction towards what? Distracting us from the real issues at hand? Counting on the public school to help make sure your kid is eating "right" is insane!
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Old 05-04-2006, 02:50 PM   #7
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Well, speaking as one who went to public school way back when and did not have access to sodas and candy bars (at school), I'm glad to see them curtail the sales of these drinks and snacks.

I find it disgraceful that our school systems are so dependent on money from soda companies in the first place.



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Old 05-04-2006, 02:52 PM   #8
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When I was in school, we used to drink warm water from a ceramic water fountain! Kids these days just have it too easy.

To this day, I cannot stand drinking water that does not have that "fresh from the pipe sticking out of the ground feeling".

Yea I know, I should be collecting my own water from my own tested PCB and Chlorine free hand dug well, what can I say, I'm lazy.
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