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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 Ikari View Post
    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....."
    We have an absurd President.

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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.
    My husband loves Honey Smacks and junk like that. He also collects cereals that have his favorite characters on them - like limited edition with Bart Simpson.

    I, however, don't buy any of this stuff because I adhere to a limit of (at most) $2.00 per box - not a penny more. What's funny, here, then, is that PARENTS go shopping and buy stuff - the kids just ask for it - the parent must give in. If I bought what everyone in this house wanted I'd spend $30.00 on cereal every damn week - absolutely NOT.

    Aside that: trust me, many unhealthy foods don't use such characters to advertise. Stuckmeyer's adverises to adults with 'indulge yourself' and sells their fabulously tasting junk in bulk packaging. I buy loads of 'cherry lovers' and pig out for a few weeks arond Valentine's Day.

    But when if, then, they do this witch-hunt against foods - don't they realize that a lot of othe stuff is just as unhealthy - they just don't shrowd theirselves behind cartoon imagery to sell their products? Chef Boyardee straight out lies saying 'it's good for you' when it's packed with more sodium per serving than a load of bacon.



    And heavens help me when it gets cold - it's homemade toffee 'til the cows come home.

    Look - people will make healthy choices if they want to. IF THEY WANT TO - regardless of advertisement regulations and stuff like that.
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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Even if he's wrong about Obama, there have been research studies that conclude that children pick cereals based on recognizable, popular characters. So on that premise alone, should we ban characters on cereal all together, or use that knowledge to sell "healthier" cereals?

    Link Sound Medicine: How Kids Choose Cereal
    That may be true the first time but if they don't like the cereal they won't buy it again.

    Maybe the govt should make all cereal taste like Shredded Wheat or make a law saying all mothers must make a hot breakfast for the kids.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    That may be true the first time but if they don't like the cereal they won't buy it again.

    Maybe the govt should make all cereal taste like Shredded Wheat or make a law saying all mothers must make a hot breakfast for the kids.
    My kids LOVE shredded wheat - the big bricks of it that you have to crumble up. MMM MMM Some strawberries or bananas = child heaven.
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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    I think sugary cereals are much better than something like Corn Flakes.

    When I was a kid I loaded my Corn Flakes with a ton of sugar but if I would have had the sugary cereal, the level of sugar would have been measured.

    The gov't should just stay out of peoples kitchens. Are they going after chocolate next? That will be a war they can't win. Women will be at the front fighting that one.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    My kids LOVE shredded wheat - the big bricks of it that you have to crumble up. MMM MMM Some strawberries or bananas = child heaven.
    You are kidding right? If you are not can you train my kid too?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    You are kidding right? If you are not can you train my kid too?
    Nope - but it's expensive as hell so I don't buy it often.

    My kids love that stuff - and crush it up into a cup of yogurt . . . did you know heaven could fit into a cup?
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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Nope - but it's expensive as hell so I don't buy it often.

    My kids love that stuff - and crush it up into a cup of yogurt . . . did you know heaven could fit into a cup?
    I have eaten it and came to the conclusion that tree bark is cheaper and has about the same taste.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    You are kidding right? If you are not can you train my kid too?
    Start young, don't give them a choice.
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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Start young, don't give them a choice.
    Unfortunately kids have minds of their own. They will choose what they like and don't like.

    My son does not choose his cereal by any advertising or cartoon character, it is not all that prevelant in Mexico, he chooses it by the taste.

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