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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Can you make the same bread without sugar?



    The parents are to blame, they buy the food and let their kids sit around the house all day.
    HFCS is just one type of sugar, albeit manmade. There is cane and beet sugar which is somewhat better for you since it does trigger the receptors in the brain that tell you that you're full.

    Yes, because we all know that parents that work 40 plus hours a week have time to make everything from scratch and the food manufacturers nor the government are responsible for what they put into the prepackaged food.

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Then don't eat pre-packaged crap.


    Then don't eat it.

    Some may. It's easy enough to ask. The one I use does not.

    Well, it sure doesn't take me very long.

    I'm not "wanting" to do anything. I speak only the truth. If the parents buy the food, cook the food, and feed the food to the kids, then it is solely the parent's fault for what the kid consumes. There is no way around this.

    What situation? Where parents are too lazy to cook their own food, read labels, or educate themselves? No, that's not the govt or manufacturer's fault.
    It is the government's fault for putting out an unhealthy diet that parents, schools, and food manufacturers cook to. It's the food manufacturer's fault for using HFCS in every prepackaged food since it's cheaper then cane and beet sugar. The lobbies for the corn industry put into place the import limits on cane and beet sugar plus the high tariffs for importation. Are the parent's responsible for that?

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post

    It is the government's fault for putting out an unhealthy diet that parents, schools, and food manufacturers cook to. It's the food manufacturer's fault for using HFCS in every prepackaged food since it's cheaper then cane and beet sugar. The lobbies for the corn industry put into place the import limits on cane and beet sugar plus the high tariffs for importation. Are the parent's responsible for that?
    They're responsible for purchasing it. Or not. Their choice. They could always cook their own goddamn food and make sure their kid gets some exercise.

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    They're responsible for purchasing it. Or not. Their choice. They could always cook their own goddamn food and make sure their kid gets some exercise.
    Again, cook according to what guidelines? Oh that's right it's the government's nutritional guidelines that have been shown to be unhealthy. Let me guess, the parents are responsible for those guidelines right?

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Again, cook according to what guidelines? Oh that's right it's the government's nutritional guidelines that have been shown to be unhealthy. Let me guess, the parents are responsible for those guidelines right?
    Who the **** cooks to any federal guidelines? No one I know of.

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Who the **** cooks to any federal guidelines? No one I know of.
    Actually, a lot of people cook low fat, high carb diets as mandated under the federal guidelines. Not me though, since I cook how my grandparents and their parents etc... cook.

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Actually, a lot of people cook low fat, high carb diets as mandated under the federal guidelines. Not me though, since I cook how my grandparents and their parents etc... cook.
    I've never seen anyone with the "federal guidelines" laying with their cookbooks. In fact, I doubt many even know or care what the federal guidelines are.

    There's a plethora of information out there, if someone CHOOSES to follow one dietary regimine over another, that's their choice. And their responsibility. It's not the government's job to tell us what to eat.

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    That sucks



    This was not an issue I addressed. But you are right, the recent revision is better.



    I agree that they should be fair with this and go after all toys that are packaged with unhealthy meals. I don't have a problem with a toy in a box of cheerios though.

    However, ultimately, this, I believe, is reasonable for a town, city, county to do, regardless of whether anyone outside the town agrees.
    I agree with a fair bit of what you state but...

    1. Why not Cheerios too? They are competitors for the same dollars, and it's not exactly health food.

    2. The town, city, state or Feds doing this is overkill. This is the personal choice of the parents and/or individual. What's next in store? Frankly, this is beyond incredible, but it's SF.

    And what about Chucky Cheese? It's a carnival atmosphere. Will they need remove all games and entertainment?

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I agree with a fair bit of what you state but...

    1. Why not Cheerios too? They are competitors for the same dollars, and it's not exactly health food.
    I wouldn't call cheerios health food, but it is healthier than mcdonalds, that is enough of a reason for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    2. The town, city, state or Feds doing this is overkill. This is the personal choice of the parents and/or individual. What's next in store? Frankly, this is beyond incredible, but it's SF.

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    I believe communities should have great flexibility in setting their own standards.

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    And what about Chucky Cheese? It's a carnival atmosphere. Will they need remove all games and entertainment?
    Come to think of it, what about the McDonald's playplaces? Or any other fast food joint that has playplaces? Are they going to be disallowed too?

    God, this kind of bull**** infuriates me

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    Re: Happy Meal Toys Endangered Species In San Francisco

    Ultimately, the problem isn't so much with what - or even how much - we eat. It's about how much we move around afterward (or don't).

    You know, back in the day, people ate GIGANTIC meals full of butter and fat and lard, and there weren't nearly as many overweight folks as there are today, and that's all about what modern Americans do (or don't!) when we're not eating.

    Typical Daily Menu in a Victorian Home (1865)

    BREAKFAST––Three quarters of a pint of coffee, four ounces of bread, one ounce of butter, two eggs, or four ounces of meat, or four ounces of fish.

    LUNCH––Two ounces of bread, two ounces of meat, or poultry, or game, two ounces of vegetables, and a half pint of beer, or a glass of wine.

    DINNER––Half a pint of soup, a quarter of a pound of fish, half a pound of meat, a quarter of a pound of poultry, a quarter of a pound of savory dishes or game, two ounces of vegetables, two ounces of bread, two ounces of pastry or roasts, half an ounce of cheese, a quarter of a pound of fruit, one pint of wine, one glass of liqueur, one cup of coffee or tea; at night one glass of spirits and water.

    --From: Facts For Farmers: Also for The Family Circle. A Compost of Rich Materials For All Land-owners, about Domestic Animals and Domestic Economy; Farm Buildings; Gardens, Orchards, and Vineyards; and all Farm Crops, Tools, Fences, Fertilization, Draining, and Irrigation - edited by Solon Robinson - 1865.
    Take a look at "the great mid-American cookbook of its day" (Buckeye Cookery, And Practical Housekeeping: Compiled From Original Recipes. Minneapolis, Minn.: Buckeye Pub. Co., 1877). The section on "Seasonal Bills of Fare" contains pages and pages of daily menu suggestions - go on and page through; you won't believe how much food the typical American consumed 150 years ago.

    As a people, we've become sedentary to the point of endangering our national physical health.

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