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Old 07-26-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050726/...hool_nutrition

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Old 07-26-2005, 09:03 PM   #2
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I remember the garbage I used to eat in junior high and high school. Thinking back on it, I am absolutely amazed I didn't have diabetes and weigh 300lbs coming out of high school. If it were not for healthy food at home I probably would have! For lunch in junior high I used to have a cinimon roll, an it's it ice cream sandwhich, bag of sour cream an onion chips and 20 oz soda. Then when I got to High school I switched it up a bit to a small peperoni pizza, bag of chips, and soda. My senior year got slightly better because I had a car so it was easier to eat off campus (how sad that eating out was the healthier option). It makes me sick to think about it (maybe that is why I am only 5'6"). That being said, I don't know if there were really any healthier choices available from the school cafateria. Even if I wanted to eat healthy they had next to zero that would fit the bill. They always had some 2 week old produce that was turning brown and I guess they had water, but that was it!
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:33 PM   #3
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Man,

All I did in high school was smoke Marlboros (not even LIGHTS), drink Jack Daniels, and eat at Taco Bell or Burger King.

Oh, and I worked at McDonald's too.

Maybe that is what led to my being almost 260 at one point in time.
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:19 AM   #4
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theyre doing this at my school...however it was pretty sad the fight the kids put up about it
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Old 07-27-2005, 03:40 AM   #5
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No down side as far as I am concerned.
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:31 AM   #6
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I used to eat the pizza, french fries, and wash it down with a Butterfinger or ice cream sandwich. Football and track, plus weekend warrior sports with friends, kept me from being affected by it weight wise. I was 5'10, 185 at graduation and I'm now 5'10, 180-185, but quite a bit leaner. If I knew then....
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:36 AM   #7
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I ate crap through high school and graduated at 6'3" 155lbs. Thanks to the paleo/Zone and Crossfit I'm now the same height but 180lbs, at a lower body fat percentage. It makes me wistful to imagine what could have been...
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:05 AM   #8
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I have to wonder, since healthcare is privatized in the states, why is there such an emphasis and push in regards to obesity? Here in Canada, healthcare is publicly run so obese people are a direct burden on the public coffers yet there isn't as much of a push compared to in the states, from what I see at least. In fact there's way more of a push against smoking up here...
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:16 AM   #9
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I think we're just fatter.
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:27 AM   #10
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About the article....it's a great idea i hope more states adopt this approach.

"Bob Achermann, a lobbyist for the California-Nevada Soft Drink Association, said his group would fight against expanding the soft drink ban to high schools. He argued it would not keep sodas out of teenagers' hands."

It's lobbyists and their companies that are fighting to keep people fat. So what if it wouldn't keep sodas out of their hands???? what kind of argument is that....If they acknowledge that a ban won't have much effect....then they should just sit back and laugh when they aren't affected....but really they are quivering in their boots at the thought.

About the canada thing...here are some stats...

canada population = 32 mil
US population = 292 mil

60% of overweight/obese people in Canada
46% of overweight/obese people in US

total for canada = 19 mil
total for US = 134 mil

sigh....


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