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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Kids spend the majority of their awake day at school, however - and many (who have to ride an early bus) eat 2 meals there, not just one. My kids get up at 6:30 - off to school at 7:00 - 7:30 . . . gone for 8 - 8 1/2 hours - come home at 3:30 - 4:00 and bedtime is at 8:00 which is 3 1/2 or 4 hours after coming home.

    Mine, though, eat breakfast, dinner and snack at home - lunch is the only thing consumed at school.

    We're also fortunate enough to be in a school district that believes in healthy food options: they get fruit for a mid-afternoon snack at school and have options of fresh fruits/veggies (like the salad bar) at school - something that's missing from the majority of schools around the country.

    Our younger 2 have recess during the afternoon - on Friday they have PE

    Our oldest son is in Track - that's his only physical activity at school

    Our 2nd son is in 5th grade - no physical-education classes at all right now.

    I agree, however, that home plays a huge role: Have you seen a kid's football team lately? Several hours of intense physical activity every week - but a lot of those kids are overweight. So, yes, of course home-life and pre-school years play a role into further enabling unhealthy habits all around. A lot of kids come to pre-K already overweight. . . something that will never change throughout their life until they're adult and take control of their health, if they ever care.
    When my 2nd son was on a tiger-cub football team there were two kids on the team who weighed more than me and would eat a Big-Mac meal before every practice session - that's over 1,000 calories right there.
    Alot of what you said is true...but I think your overstating the amount of time spent in school. Most kids are in school umm what 150-160 days out of 365. Most kids eat just lunch and some bring it.
    The number of kids actually on the football team is minimal when you look at the schools total. Whats making the kids fat in my mind aunt spiker, they sit on the school bus, <we walked to school> The sit most of the day in school, the come home eat and sit again till dinner, then sit again till bedtime...then some on the weekend sit and play WOW and playstation all weekend...they just arent moving like they used too...like someone else said we had our fat kids...but it wasnt and epidemic.
    Schools cannot and should not be responsible for your kids, WE ARE the ones that chose to bring them in this world.
    Parents that are too lazy to cook a balanced healthy meal everyday and order delivery, pizza, chinese.
    If we want to stop this obesity epidemic...two things have to happen, kids have to get OFF their ass and Parents have to make them and make sure when they are home they arent eating garbage. 160 days of one meal in school cannot change obesity in my mind

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Will they ban every other food item that contains sugar too?
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I agree... no diet is a cure all, hence I dislike government recommendations. And the Government Food Pyramid turned into the Government Sugar Pyramid.


    I recall Atkins died from slipping on ice, but the veg-O-matic crowd, including some unethical MD's tried to spin his death as caused by his diet.

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    Ya, ok, that makes more sense then, that others were trying to spin this and that's where I got the misunderstanding...

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Anyway, I stand corrected.

    And your next post is going to tell me that I need to reconsider my entire life because Atkins didn't die of a heart attack.
    No. You need to reconsider your life for many other reasons, not because of how Dr. Atkins died.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Alot of what you said is true...but I think your overstating the amount of time spent in school. Most kids are in school umm what 150-160 days out of 365. Most kids eat just lunch and some bring it.
    The number of kids actually on the football team is minimal when you look at the schools total. Whats making the kids fat in my mind aunt spiker, they sit on the school bus, <we walked to school> The sit most of the day in school, the come home eat and sit again till dinner, then sit again till bedtime...then some on the weekend sit and play WOW and playstation all weekend...they just arent moving like they used too...like someone else said we had our fat kids...but it wasnt and epidemic.
    Schools cannot and should not be responsible for your kids, WE ARE the ones that chose to bring them in this world.
    Parents that are too lazy to cook a balanced healthy meal everyday and order delivery, pizza, chinese.
    If we want to stop this obesity epidemic...two things have to happen, kids have to get OFF their ass and Parents have to make them and make sure when they are home they arent eating garbage. 160 days of one meal in school cannot change obesity in my mind
    Yeah - I agree - a lot of kids are sedentary. . . to be healthy/lose weight you have to do all - not just tackle one or the other. . . .diet and daily activity must all be considered and improved. You can trim down a diet but stay unactive and actually see no major changes. Vise versa.

    It is hard for me to imagine how others live - my kids are active to the point where we worry about them being underweight. I can't imagine letting them just be bumps on a log all the time and then wonder why they're so chubby *shrug*
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Way to not get my point

    Kids shouldn't be forced to go hungry in school period. Most kids pay for their lunches, and if we can't provide food for kids who have no control over their situation, then that's not a country I want to live in.
    How is the school "forcing" kids to go hungry? That's quite a stupid comment you made.
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Imagine the distress caused to these children by not being offered an unhealthy diet choice.

    Who do these people think they are, educators?
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar - Yahoo! News


    Let's see, recesses are being shortened, high activity games are either banned or heavily structured for fear of "lawsuits" cause kids might "get hurt".

    It's not what you eat, it's what you do. The more parents abdicate their responsibilities of raising their kids to the Gov't, the more problems we keep having.

    Amazingly the answer seems to be "more control"! It's like the world has entered a dark time of stupid.
    When it comes to the topic of education and school policy, I would hope the illiteracy rate would take precedence over chocolate mile.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    When it comes to the topic of education and school policy, I would hope the illiteracy rate would take precedence over chocolate mile.
    The more important things never take precedence which is why congress passed a law against commercials being louder than programming without hesitation, but took ten years to pass a budget.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    The more important things never take precedence which is why congress passed a law against commercials being louder than programming without hesitation, but took ten years to pass a budget.
    Ten years to pass a budget, and we're supposed to trust them with our medical expenses......sounds ligit.

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