View Poll Results: Do parents already know what's healthy in terms of nutrition and exercise?

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Thread: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Do you think people honestly don't know that fried foods are unhealthy?
    I think they assume healthy = boring salads and bland veggies. Complete lack of concern and adventure in the kitchen is more of the issue.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I think they assume healthy = boring salads and bland veggies. Complete lack of concern and adventure in the kitchen is more of the issue.
    I would agree with that. The fact that they don't investigate and educate themselves about how to cook good healthy food means that they most likely don't give a flying flip anyway.


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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    but youre taking individual prices and not adding them up into a single meal,give me your monthly food budget and ill give you what i used to work with when i blew all my money on weed.
    That is part of the problem, the idea that there has to be a traditional 'meal' with the meat (or fried catfish) entree and maybe a couple vegetables on the side.

    Brown rice, with some dry beans slow-cooked and spiced, is a meal. You can eat until you're full, you won't gain weight, and you get all the protein you need. No hamburger meat or pork necessary.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Do you think people honestly don't know that fried foods are unhealthy?
    Aunt Spiker is right about that- fried is the preferred method of cooking down here.
    I grew up on fried foods- lots of them. The thing about that is, I was never fat, nor unhealthy in spite of that. I still have no adverse effects from eating virtually anything I want. My blood lipid levels are very good, and I don't have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or other problems as a result of growing up on fried foods. I honestly wonder if feeding kids a diet too low in fat has a paradoxical effect.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Michelle should tell people on welfare or food stamps how to eat, how to spend taxpayer dollars on real food not junk but when she tries to tell me how to spend my money I earn she can kiss my ass.

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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    That is part of the problem, the idea that there has to be a traditional 'meal' with the meat (or fried catfish) entree and maybe a couple vegetables on the side.

    Brown rice, with some dry beans slow-cooked and spiced, is a meal. You can eat until you're full, you won't gain weight, and you get all the protein you need. No hamburger meat or pork necessary.
    i used to feed myself on 20 a month on frozen foods so i can buy as mich weed as possible,i was also part owner of that business i worked at,what were they gonna do fire the owner for coming in stoned :P

    but the point is if you go through any major grocer you can buy frozen foods cheaper,you can look at somehing an say its cheap,but when you price all the ingrefients together your food bill goes up,in my apartment avoiding all frozen foods except ofcourse frozen lasagna,(my lasagna cost $40 dollars to make one vs $10 for a stouffers lasagna,if you ate mine youd understand where the extra 30 went,QUALITY!!)we added up the cost and it would cost all 4 of us around 130 a month to eat frozen burritos dollar mcdoubles dollar sweet teas and microwave meals,when we ate fresh meals i spent an average of $322 a month(which i paid because they said its too much money and they would rather have a heart attack than pay that much for good food.)


    im 100% for healthy food but again there are costs with it,id say most people can afford,alot choose not to afford it and some would rather throw something in a microwave than actually cook.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    btw tryreading my room mate was from georgia and he could give a million ways to cook beans and corn bread,no meat in it,he would just soak it in a ham bone for flavor only,combined with whole chiles for spice and some of neighbors would come a knocking saying they smell some bean soup and cornbread can i have some
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Michelle should tell people on welfare or food stamps how to eat, how to spend taxpayer dollars on real food not junk but when she tries to tell me how to spend my money I earn she can kiss my ass.
    Such a quality post. Impressive...

    You realize many American First Ladies have taken on a project of some sort, right? 'Just say no,' for example? An effort to educate Americans, improve their lives in some way, you understand.

    Taking it personally doesn't make any sense.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    The side salad at McDonalds is also on the dollar menu. You don't always have to eat a fatty cheeseburger and fries.


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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Parent/people do not necessarily have the time, desire or ability to eat healthful foods. "Americans spend about $4,000 on food each year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. At the same time, getting more calories from saturated fat and sugar reduces overall food costs". Processed foods are overall cheaper to eat than foods that are more nutritive.

    "Adam Drewnowski, director of the center for public health nutrition at the University of Washington. Based on his findings, a 2,000-calorie diet would cost just $3.52 a day if it consisted of junk food, compared with $36.32 a day for a diet of low-energy dense foods. However, most people eat a mix of foods. The average American spends about $7 a day on food, although low-income people spend about $4, says Dr. Drewnowski.

    But it’s easier to overeat junk food, Dr. Drewnowski adds, both because it tastes good and because eaters often must consume a greater volume in order to feel satisfied. Still, even those who consume twice as much in junk food calories are still spending far less than healthy eaters."
    A High Price for Healthy Food - NYTimes.com
    Eating healthy food costs more money in U.S. | Reuters

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