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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 Mason66 View Post
    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.
    To be totally honest, the only thing my younger son has shown a distaste for was spinach.
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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    To be totally honest, the only thing my younger son has shown a distaste for was spinach.
    I can't say I blame him.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    We have an absurd President.
    You dodge the question. You have no credible links to prove your position that Obama forced cereal companies to stop advertising to children. You have no such proof, you heard it on radio (right-wing extremist radio is not a credible source despite what you believe), and you still haven't shown any kind of proof that Obama actually did that. After 6 pages, you still didn't show your proof that Obama did that.
    It's equivalent to claiming Glenn Beck wants to kill all US citizens, without any proof.
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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    To be totally honest, the only thing my younger son has shown a distaste for was spinach.
    What about raw meat?
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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    This entire debate is ABSOLUTELY REDICULOUS! Parents decide what their child can eat, whether it's Toucan Sam's Fruit Loops or Ronald McDonald's burgers or food with no characters associated. Parents need to learn to take action and control what and how much their children eat at any signs of their child becoming unhealthy. Like many issues we debate, the only problem here is people are flat out irresponsible!

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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
    Stop right there. Parents/guardians pick what actually gets purchased- or at least they're supposed to.

    If you're not a good enough parent to resist a kid who wants the one with a bird on it, you're not good enough to resist a kid who wants the one with frosting.

    We don't need more government meddling here. We need some parental responsibility.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by extrastrictman View Post
    This entire debate is ABSOLUTELY REDICULOUS! Parents decide what their child can eat, whether it's Toucan Sam's Fruit Loops or Ronald McDonald's burgers or food with no characters associated. Parents need to learn to take action and control what and how much their children eat at any signs of their child becoming unhealthy. Like many issues we debate, the only problem here is people are flat out irresponsible!
    The entire topic was ridiculous and completely bogus. SPC just made it up to stir the anti-Obama crowd
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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    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.
    Can't I just drink more water to take care of the sodium issue?

    And while possible, it's kinda hard to drink too much water. I just don't understand how salt is such a big problem.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I have eaten it and came to the conclusion that tree bark is cheaper and has about the same taste.
    Sayh whaaa?

    Man - it's tasty
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    Re: Should cereal companies be forced to stop advertising to children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Flag View Post
    Can't I just drink more water to take care of the sodium issue?

    And while possible, it's kinda hard to drink too much water. I just don't understand how salt is such a big problem.
    Study: Kids Getting Too Much Sodium

    Children consume ridiculously high amounts of salt - a bag of chips can be filled with vitamin and mineral goodness but I'd still classify it as unhealthy because of how the ingredient in excess (salt for chips and boyardee) can affect ones self later in life.

    Just because stuff (like cereal and whatever else) has a lot of vitamins intentionally crammed into it does not offset the fact that it's high in fat, sodium or sugar and other things that wreak havoc on the system. they can make twinkies the equivalent of a children's vitamin but that still wouldn't make it 'healthy'

    They need ot at least be honest about things.
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