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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    That's not all that consists of knowing how to eat healthy.

    I'm talking about things like knowing how to read nutrition facts, and knowing what your daily limits should be, etc. A lot of people are simply ignorant on these things.
    Really?

    Everyone knows the basics and they don't need a multi-million dollar propaganda campaign to learn them.

    The comic strip Shoe said it best:

    "I wrote a diet book. Covers everthing. But it's not very long."

    "Oh? What's it say?"

    "Eat less. Exercise more."

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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Really?

    Everyone knows the basics and they don't need a multi-million dollar propaganda campaign to learn them.

    The comic strip Shoe said it best:

    "I wrote a diet book. Covers everthing. But it's not very long."

    "Oh? What's it say?"

    "Eat less. Exercise more."
    "Eat less" isn't as important as "eat the right types of food."
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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    Moochelle's 2 million dollar food plate is released............

    ........10 minutes 2 chili-dogs, bowl of chili, French Fries, soda later.......



    Its obvious the government needs a 4 million dollar Food Plate to solve the problem.
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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Its obvious the government needs a 4 million dollar Food Plate to solve the problem.
    If the Food Plate is able to convince even a handful of people out of 300 million to eat healthier diets, it will be worth the cost. Most of the main causes of death in the US are related to poor health choices, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and many types of cancer.
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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    If the Food Plate is able to convince even a handful of people out of 300 million to eat healthier diets, it will be worth the cost. Most of the main causes of death in the US are related to poor health choices, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and many types of cancer.
    .....it couldnt even convince her greasy spoon husband.

    Like the government's anti bullying venture, Moochelle's Lets Move campaign, or the $2,000,000.00 Food Plate..........

    .....its doubtful it convinced even one person.........the money would have been put to better use in a fireplace.
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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    If the Food Plate is able to convince even a handful of people out of 300 million to eat healthier diets, it will be worth the cost. Most of the main causes of death in the US are related to poor health choices, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and many types of cancer.
    Yes, it is good when people eat healthy. There are a gazillion fitness and nutrition programs out there from private companies that help people with that if they choose to get help. This Food Plate is unnecessary and a waste of money because we already have tons of books, videos, programs, etc. that help people lose weight and be healthy. We don't need the government adding another one.


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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    Well then, what the HELL was President Kennedy thinking, with that stupid Physical Fitness program??

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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Well then, what the HELL was President Kennedy thinking, with that stupid Physical Fitness program??
    Good question. It's not a President's job to make sure citizens are physcially fit.


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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    Five years old, but very interesting nonetheless. And I was wrong! This started under Eisenhower.

    The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports - 50th Anniversary Toolkit - History: The First Fifty Years

    President John F. Kennedy, 1961-1963
    Shortly before he took office, President-elect John F. Kennedy identified physical fitness as a defining principle of his administration. The first media-savvy president to cam*paign extensively on television, the president-elect mobilized the power of the mainstream media by publishing an article, “The Soft American,” in Sports Illustrated (Dec. 26, 1960) less than a month before his inauguration. It was a first – a president-elect writing an article in the popular media to announce public policy before taking office.

    In his Sports Illustrated piece, President Kennedy outlined four points as the basis of his physical fitness program: a White House Committee on Health and Fitness; direct oversight of the initiative by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare; an annual Youth Fitness Conference to be attended by state governors; and an unambiguous assertion that physical fitness was the business of the federal government. He concluded the article by laying the foundation for reorganizing the Council. Within a month of his inauguration, President Kennedy spoke at the Conference on Physical Fitness of Youth. Under President Kennedy, the President’s Council would not only spread the word to Americans about the importance of physical fitness for youth but would also conduct youth fitness surveys, publish fitness information, and offer technical advice to schools and communities about how to improve physical fitness not only for youth but for Americans of all ages.

    Although the Council did not have the authority to impose a national physi*cal fitness program, state and local leaders indicated to the Council that they would welcome guidance. President Kennedy selected Charles (“Bud”) Wilkinson, athletic director and football coach at the University of Oklahoma, as the first Physical Fitness Consultant to the President. Wilkinson assembled a professional staff that included Richard Snider (administrator), C. Carson Conrad, and Glenn Swengros.
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    Re: What do you think about the new $2 million Food Plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Yes, it is good when people eat healthy. There are a gazillion fitness and nutrition programs out there from private companies that help people with that if they choose to get help. This Food Plate is unnecessary and a waste of money because we already have tons of books, videos, programs, etc. that help people lose weight and be healthy. We don't need the government adding another one.
    The fact that you've even heard of the Food Plate and are arguing about it shows that it is already more effective than 99% of those books, videos, and programs. The government has a much louder megaphone than some author does.

    My main concern isn't really with the cost; it's with whether or not the information that they are communicating is accurate. The fact that this was created by the USDA rather than the Department of Health and Human Services indicates that it may have been influenced by lobbyists, just as the Food Pyramid was.
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