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Thread: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    He said he didn't get it from Rush Limbaugh. Maybe Glenn Beck or Alex Jones?
    i read the article from the ap.......it says that the marketing change is a suggested, voluntary guideline.

    Cereal Killers? New Gov’t Guidlines May Soon Restrict Cereal Marketing to Kids | TheBlaze.com

    Under guidelines obtained by The Associated Press, companies would be urged to only market foods to children ages 2 through 17 if they are low in fats, sugars and sodium and contain specified healthy ingredients. The government is planning to propose the voluntary guidelines Thursday, according to three people familiar with the process who were not authorized to speak publicly.
    btw......this was written in April.
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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    I heard about this one recently. It seems Obama wants to do away with Toucan Sam, Tony The Tiger, Snap, Crackle and Pop, and the other mascots who attract children to certain cereals because he claims they are making our children fat.
    What, exactly do you not believe, sir ?
    That our children are fat and our parents are irresponsible, cannot think for themselves ?
    Or , do you wish for things to continue as is, without doing anything ?
    This, I believe ..
    Our children, from new born babes are fed a bunch of crap that does promotes poor health, the parents have quite the chore to combat this.
    Our President is correct, he is trying to do the best thing - a lot more than I can say about most previous presidents.

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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    I heard about this one recently. It seems Obama wants to do away with Toucan Sam, Tony The Tiger, Snap, Crackle and Pop, and the other mascots who attract children to certain cereals because he claims they are making our children fat.
    And this you heard from right-wing extremest radio ??

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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    I know of two mascots that have done far, far, far more damage than Tony the Tiger.



    They've killed far more of our kids than Tony the Tiger has and at a far earlier age.

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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Cmon, cereal mascots have nothing to do with obesity...tony the tiger was there before I was a kid...and my generation wasnt overly obese....this is very simple...this is whats making kids OBESE..

    Worthless Parents...not just poor parents, but rich parents that are clueless what their kids are doing
    Playing Wow and Xbox instead of playing hide and go seek and Ringalario
    Cell phones and texting instead of walking to each others houses....or "meeting up somewhere" to talk...

    SOCIETY is making kids fat ass's....not Mickie Ds or Tony the tiger
    And the "mascot" thing is questionably valid. Learned in a marketing class long ago why candy is displayed on low shelves at the checkout counter. Why sweet cereals are often placed on low shelves in super markets. Mascots are about identification. Ban them, and it'll just shift to "eat Redbox cereal, its way better than Blue Box". Limit their tv and they'll identify with fewer mascots.
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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    What, exactly do you not believe, sir ?
    That our children are fat and our parents are irresponsible, cannot think for themselves ?
    Or , do you wish for things to continue as is, without doing anything ?
    This, I believe ..
    Our children, from new born babes are fed a bunch of crap that does promotes poor health, the parents have quite the chore to combat this.
    Our President is correct, he is trying to do the best thing - a lot more than I can say about most previous presidents.
    Me? I believe that you and I have not had any children and I know for a fact we don't share any parents. My children weren't fat. If yours were, you should have been doing a better job.

    Now, what should "we" do about "your" children? Well, we should try, as futile as it might be, to educate you. To teach you that proper nutrition for your children is your responsibility. Not ours. Not the government's. Yours. We might start by setting a good example. I know, quit giggling. The government? Set a good example? A politician? Set a good example? I know. It's silly.

    Again, perhaps you're feeding your children crap. That's "your" problem, isn't it? I'm sorry you think the hive has to stop you.

    Our president is a control freak. He hates being president and prays to have at least the power of a Hugo Chavez or a Fidel Castro but preferably more like Stalin, Mao, or Pol Pot. I am not in favor of giving him any more power than he has already usurped.

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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    Of course. Everything should be banned. Goldfish should be banned. Conservatives should be banned. Anyone who speaks ill of the current president should be banned. Happy Meals should be banned. Cigarette advertising should be banned. Political advertising should be banned. Hey, I had to throw in one I like. Ban bird feeders, ban chickens, ban private property, ban books, ban music, ban computer games.

    Cereal? Give me a break. My kids didn't fix breakfast. I did. Damn it, your kids can eat pizza as mine did.
    Banning persuasive tactics of any kind is never going to really fly, because it clearly infringes on free speech. The only real solution I see is to educate away from it. We need a "masked magician" for marketing techniques, because it is much the same. Once you know the tricks they don't fool you anymore. You already know where the rabbit is.

    (And pizza has all four food groups. Definitely a balanced breakfast!)
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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    I heard about this one recently. It seems Obama wants to do away with Toucan Sam, Tony The Tiger, Snap, Crackle and Pop, and the other mascots who attract children to certain cereals because he claims they are making our children fat.
    Do you have a link to that or are you just making **** up off the top of your head?

    In the end it's absurd to ban these things, they've been around for decades. It makes no one fat, the parents are the one's who buy and spoon out portions so they are at fault. But sometimes I don't know what's real and what's not with people's claims these days. "I heard Obama....."
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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    So anyone who has ever eaten a burger is unqualified to have an opinion on whether or not they should be marketed to kids? Should tobacco/alcohol companies be allowed to market their products to kids? If you answer anything other than "yes," I presume you have never smoked tobacco or drunk alcohol in your entire life, right?
    Actually I haven't. I've never smoked (and couldn't even if I wanted to because of severe allergies) and I have never drank alcohol. We had a kid up the road from us who would stay at our house because his grandfather would get drunk and beat him up, so I vowed never to touch it. I also came from a fairly strict family. My father was a preacher and my mother was a preacher's kid, so I got a double dose of strict religious parental upbringing. I think what VanceMack is saying is that Obama is showing hypocrisy when he starts complaining about our kids getting fat and then going to McDonalds and chowing down on a double quarter pounder with cheese. Obama also smokes, so he really doesn't have room to talk on that issue either.
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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    What, exactly do you not believe, sir ?
    That our children are fat and our parents are irresponsible, cannot think for themselves ?
    Or , do you wish for things to continue as is, without doing anything ?
    This, I believe ..
    Our children, from new born babes are fed a bunch of crap that does promotes poor health, the parents have quite the chore to combat this.
    Our President is correct, he is trying to do the best thing - a lot more than I can say about most previous presidents.
    The little smiley at the end of the post should tell you what I think on the issue. I was also the first vote in the poll. I simply opened it up for discussion to see what other people thought.

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