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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    you gotta realize knowing proper nutrition and affording it are two dofferent things.

    i grew up in a poor family,and the poorest point was before my father retired from the navy.i still remember all christmas day presents came from navy charities and navy officers who felt bad for those without.my family could barely afford 6 kids and barely afford a house to live in,my parents drove a two used vehicles,my mother drove the super high output dodge omni,that thing could smoke nearly any new car on the road,and my father drove a 72 dodge truck he bought for $200 bucks,kinda a fun truck most vehicles dont have 3 foot wide holes in the floorboard to see what the road offers.


    guess the point is because of costs my family couldnt afford healthy food,if you actually price eating healthy to eating junk half the low income families would starve without the junk.our staple was 5 pound cans of chef boyardee raviolee,(actually havent seen this sold in over 10 years,those cans were huge and cheap)and hamurger beans,literaly ground beef and baked beans mixed together.we also had ground beef with rice and gravy(couldnt even afford real meat)and a whole lot of spagetti.


    after my father left the navy and filed bankruptcy after every employer he had bounced his checks,effectively putting him a few paychecks behind,he moved to cali to stay with family.when he finally got a good paying job he and my mother made it a point not to eat complete crap,but looking back eating crap food is better than not eating at all.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Since it has been so long since I was in school (high school), I don't know what kids are being taught nowadays regarding nutrition. It used to be very basic information, and everyone was exposed to it. Whether or not they actually listened and retained the information is another matter altogether.

    As for spending money for teaching parents, no, not at the governmental level. This is information which is easily accessible in this age and time.
    At the very least, this should be done at a city, county, or state level. Absolutely not at the federal level. The states didn't for a union so that it could tell them what to eat. They are perfectly capable of doing this on their own.

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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    At the very least, this should be done at a city, county, or state level. Absolutely not at the federal level. The states didn't for a union so that it could tell them what to eat. They are perfectly capable of doing this on their own.
    True, but the thing is, I bet virtually all of us were given this information in high school or before. They are such basic concepts that I can't imagine most people just forgetting them. I really don't believe most people eat to be healthy, but they eat for pleasure and out of boredom.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    I agree with lizzie that this information is readily available to anyone for free. No need to spend any taxpayer dollars on something anyone can google.


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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    True, but the thing is, I bet virtually all of us were given this information in high school or before. They are such basic concepts that I can't imagine most people just forgetting them. I really don't believe most people eat to be healthy, but they eat for pleasure and out of boredom.
    I totally agree. I don't think that any government should be telling us what is good to eat, I'm just pointing out that I most adamantly object to the federation doing it.

    In addition, once you have the government issuing proclamations about what to eat, we all know damn well that they be able to be bought off by those pushing their particular foodstuff. They've already produced a generation of obese diabetics by pushing their low fat, high carbohydrate diet.

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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    You're assuming that they think what's in their cart is healthy.
    Ask around. So many people think in order to get the amount of protein they need, they have to eat a lot of chicken, beef, eggs, etc., to be healthy. That's ignorance.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    i grew up in a poor family,and the poorest point was before my father retired from the navy.i still remember all christmas day presents came from navy charities and navy officers who felt bad for those without.my family could barely afford 6 kids and barely afford a house to live in,my parents drove a two used vehicles,my mother drove the super high output dodge omni,that thing could smoke nearly any new car on the road,and my father drove a 72 dodge truck he bought for $200 bucks,kinda a fun truck most vehicles dont have 3 foot wide holes in the floorboard to see what the road offers.


    guess the point is because of costs my family couldnt afford healthy food,if you actually price eating healthy to eating junk half the low income families would starve without the junk.our staple was 5 pound cans of chef boyardee raviolee,(actually havent seen this sold in over 10 years,those cans were huge and cheap)and hamurger beans,literaly ground beef and baked beans mixed together.we also had ground beef with rice and gravy(couldnt even afford real meat)and a whole lot of spagetti.


    after my father left the navy and filed bankruptcy after every employer he had bounced his checks,effectively putting him a few paychecks behind,he moved to cali to stay with family.when he finally got a good paying job he and my mother made it a point not to eat complete crap,but looking back eating crap food is better than not eating at all.
    I grew up in a pretty poor home myself, and we ate alot of what some people would consider junk, but we weren't overweight or unhealthy. Sure it would have been better to have fresh fruits and veggies, and chicken breast or steak as opposed to hamburger, but getting enough nutrition is still possible without spending a fortune on food. Humans don't really need as much "healthy" food as alot of people believe, to actually be healthy.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    you gotta realize knowing proper nutrition and affording it are two dofferent things.

    i grew up in a poor family,and the poorest point was before my father retired from the navy.i still remember all christmas day presents came from navy charities and navy officers who felt bad for those without.my family could barely afford 6 kids and barely afford a house to live in,my parents drove a two used vehicles,my mother drove the super high output dodge omni,that thing could smoke nearly any new car on the road,and my father drove a 72 dodge truck he bought for $200 bucks,kinda a fun truck most vehicles dont have 3 foot wide holes in the floorboard to see what the road offers.


    guess the point is because of costs my family couldnt afford healthy food,if you actually price eating healthy to eating junk half the low income families would starve without the junk.our staple was 5 pound cans of chef boyardee raviolee,(actually havent seen this sold in over 10 years,those cans were huge and cheap)and hamurger beans,literaly ground beef and baked beans mixed together.we also had ground beef with rice and gravy(couldnt even afford real meat)and a whole lot of spagetti.


    after my father left the navy and filed bankruptcy after every employer he had bounced his checks,effectively putting him a few paychecks behind,he moved to cali to stay with family.when he finally got a good paying job he and my mother made it a point not to eat complete crap,but looking back eating crap food is better than not eating at all.
    Many of the healthiest foods are the cheapest.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    ill see if i can find the militarys guide to being healthy.to date what i was taught joining the army has been the most accurate and detailed information ive recieved on the subject.

    and to no surprise,the military has spent decades devoting research to health,to keep or soldiers 100% healthy and to maintain combat superiority,but also to reduce the severe burden to the health system by soldiers living unhealthy and being poorly trained on the difference on beneficial excersise and counterproductive excerise,ie excersise that damages you more than it benefits.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    My guess is that they aren't ignorant, but rather just want to each junk.
    Again, many people think they have to eat the high fat foods to get the amount of protein they think they need.
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