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

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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I think most everyone knows the basics of nutrition and exercise. It's a waste of money to teach what is already known.
    you know what else was a waste of money? putting anything other than MacNCheese, rice, cheese, or apple in front of my oldest son between the ages of 3-4.

    parents know their kids better than government. yay, put out a promo video. but coercion? GFY, nannystate.

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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    your lucky most kids wont eat healthy,but maybe because fruits and vegetables in alot of states suck.when i was in cali i wouldnt eat any fruit unless it came from a farmers market.the states apples oranges vegetables etc were so flavorless that no one can stand em,when i went to basic training in fort jackson i got to eat fruits and veggies that were naturally ripened and not forced into ripeness,and omfg those aples were amazing,eating a real granny smith apple was like eating sour apple candy it was so sour and sweet.


    maybe if we sold real fruit not something mass produced and force ripened kids would eat it,i know i would have eaten vegies everyday if i had know how good they tasted from a farmers market when i was a young adult.
    Yeah the south is good for that. I was actually born at Ft Jackson when they used to deliver babies. Speaking of SC, there is one canned thing she eats since you can't buy boiled peanuts in paper bags in KY.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Yeah the south is good for that. I was actually born at Ft Jackson when they used to deliver babies. Speaking of SC, there is one canned thing she eats since you can't buy boiled peanuts in paper bags in KY.
    no boiled peanuts?????blasphemy boiled peanuts are gods food,georgia alabama south carolina and florida its the snack of choice,yeah its extreme levels of sodium but n states where you sweat out extreme amounts of sodium its not a bad thing.
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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.
    A lot of it comes down to lifestyles and what and where you were raised. Not making excuses but if someone enjoys fried foods, was raised on em and it brings them comfort? Some are not willing to step out of that comfortzone to try new things. I think that is a big problem and while a lot of people will not admit they are picky eaters? They are and only eat what they grew up eating or have to desire to try new foods or even new ways of cooking those foods.

    It all boils down to people having to adjust their lifestyle of eating fried foods 7 days a week with baby steps to try new ways to cook their fav foods. and to trying more healthy foods in general.

    Eating Healthy is a lifestyle choice and a lot of times people need to be re-taught HOW to eat and what foods to eat, how to cook them, etc.

    Then we still have starving kids in this country and I would rather poor kids be eating bad foods than nothing at all.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Many things that I was forced to eat as a child because it was "good for me", are now listed as bad for you foods. Anything that's considered healthy today could easily be tomorrow's cancer causing food. Remember in the '80s when hamburger went back and forth between cooked well done causing cancer and cooked too rare causing cancer. Come to find out, hamburger doesn't cause cancer at all.

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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    Many things that I was forced to eat as a child because it was "good for me", are now listed as bad for you foods. Anything that's considered healthy today could easily be tomorrow's cancer causing food. Remember in the '80s when hamburger went back and forth between cooked well done causing cancer and cooked too rare causing cancer. Come to find out, hamburger doesn't cause cancer at all.

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    Very good point. Dairy products are in constant focus - so are meats in general (high fat vs protein vs cholestorol) - and fish (mercury or not so much mercury) And just knowledge of the human body and viatamins: always changing.

    There's also this standing belief that home-cooked meals are healthier or at least lower in fat or calories than anything from a restaurant. . . not.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Michelle Obama recently said:



    Do we need to spend money teaching parents about healthy eating and exercise habits? Or do you believe most parents already know this (even if they don't encourage a healthy diet/exercise routine for their children)?
    Some parents know what good nutrition and healthy exercise is and some don't. Just like how it always been.The reason children have a higher rate of obesity than say 20-50 years ago is because kids were more active then than they are today. Kids have a more sedimentary life style today. Instead of walking around neighborhoods with their friends, going to parks,the woods,riding bikes and doing other stuff they are sitting at home playing video games and playing on the computer. Instead of participating in P.E./gym class they are fiddling around if they even take that class. I can't really say that it's the video games that are the problem because 20 years ago we had video games,heck even 30 years ago we had video games. The problem are parents who don't know how to tell their kids to play the **** outside or to limit a child's time on electronic devices.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    An unhealthy diet doesn't always result in obesity - health conditions as well related to poor diets are on the rise.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Many healthy foods are not expensive and with a little effort, like canning fruits and/or vegetables when they're in season and cheap, you can stretch that even farther. There's nothing wrong with beans and rice when eaten in reasonable quantity. I think that's the biggest problem America faces, not being able to do the one exercise that would do us the most good - pushing ourselves back from the table.

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    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.
    Rant on about what the Fed should or shouldn't do but it's sheer stupidity for 50 States to have 50 different programs all trying to find out the same thing. That's spending 49 times what's required to get the information you need. That's what I call government waste.

    I for one am glad the FDA did all the Recommended Daily Allowance studies and forced companies to include RDA information on their product labels, as well as an ingredients list. Without all that this thread and entire conversation would be moot because we would have no facts on the subject beyond what the food companies themselves might give us. Would you really trust the food companies, who have a direct, vested interest in the outcome, rather than Uncle Sam who is at least somewhat neutral on the subject?



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    Just to be clear, no I don't think the Fed needs to spend money to push good eating habits but I wouldn't mind them putting it on the required list for schools. Everybody should be taught basic nutrition just like they should learn the Constitution and other important information for their life.
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    Re: Do parents know what good nutrition is?

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    again fried catfish and hush puppies!

    once you eat southern breakfast you will realize their food is like crack,its so good you cant say no!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Actually, for breakfast you can eat almost anything as long as you have a non-sedentary job. My grandfather ate bacon and eggs most mornings, sometimes ham, sometimes cheap steak, along with fried potatoes, toast, butter, etc, etc. The key is he didn't eat like that three times a day, it was only at breakfast. He lived to be 96.
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